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English definition of “plosive”


noun [C] /ˈpləʊ.sɪv/ US  /ˈploʊ-/ specialized
a consonant sound that is made by stopping air flowing out of the mouth, and then suddenly releasing it: /p/ and /d/ are examples of plosives. → Synonym stop noun
(Definition of plosive noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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