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plosive

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Adjective plosive has 1 sense
  1. plosive - produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release with a burst of air (as `p' and `d' in `pit' or `dog')
    Antonym:
    soft (indirect, via hard)
Noun plosive has 1 sense
  1. stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
    --1 is a kind of consonant
    --1 has parts: implosion; plosion, explosion
    --1 has particulars:
     labial stop; glottal stop, glottal plosive, glottal catch; suction stop, click
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