Definition of Plosive consonant

1. Noun. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it. "His stop consonants are too aspirated"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plosive Consonant

plookier
plookiest
plooks
ploop
ploops
plopped
ploppier
ploppiest
plopping
plops
plosion
plosions
plosive
plosive consonant (current term)
plosive speech sound
plosively
plosiveness
plosives
plosophoric
plot
plot bunnies
plot bunny
plot device
plot devices
plot hole
plot holes
plot line
plot of ground

Literary usage of Plosive consonant

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1. A Panjabi Phonetic Readerby Thomas Grahame Bailey by Thomas Grahame Bailey (1914)
"... preceding a stressed vowel and not following an unvoiced plosive consonant becomes c. Thus the English words house, behind, would be pronounced in ..."

2. Die neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für Forschung, Unterricht und edited by Wilhelm Viëtor (1905)
"... to make a new oral closure, which is associated with tie second (= the plosive) consonant: for under our scheme f classification the two consonants are ..."

3. Die neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für Forschung, Unterricht und edited by Wilhelm Viëtor (1906)
"For a continuant consonant can be shared between two syllables in any desired proportion; but a plosive consonant, if it is to be divided at all, ..."

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