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plo·sive

 (plō′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a speech sound produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release accompanied by a burst of air, as in the sound (p) in pit or (d) in dog.
n.
A plosive speech sound.

[From explosive.]

plosive

(ˈpləʊsɪv) phonetics
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) articulated with or accompanied by plosion
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a plosive consonant; stop
[C20: from French, from explosif explosive]

plo•sive

(ˈploʊ sɪv)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to a consonant characterized by momentary complete closure at some part of the vocal tract causing stoppage of the flow of air, followed by sudden release of the compressed air.
n.
2. a plosive consonant, as (p) or (d); stop.
[1895–1900; shortening of explosive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plosive - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
implosion - the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
plosion, explosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
labial stop - a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop - a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
suction stop, click - a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
Translations
explozivaokluziva
eksplozivzapornik
klusil

plosive

[ˈpləʊsɪv]
A. ADJexplosivo
B. Nexplosiva f

plosive

adjVerschluss-, explosiv; plosive soundVerschlusslaut m
nVerschlusslaut m, → Explosivlaut m, → Explosivum nt (spec)

plosive

[ˈpləʊsɪv] (Phonetics)
1. adjocclusivo/a
2. nocclusiva
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For this, I will record the production of alveolar plosives and fricatives in both French and English and will study the correlation between acoustic and articulatory events.
The starting motivation for this comparison was Leho Vork's (1972) impressionistic description of some differences between Estonian and Finnish short/single plosives.
Unvoiced and voiced consonants were initially positioned on left and right sides of the circle, connected at the bottom across the voiced and unvoiced affricates, and connected at the top across voiced and unvoiced plosives.
a) The aspirated plosives /kh/, /ph/ and /th/ cannot occur in the final position.
Presumably, it was the wresting of peace from juxtaposed plosives that caught Tennyson's notice, and Gray is surely right to suggest that he sought to recreate the effect in his own verse.
Assimilation/Gemination of syllable-final pre-consonantal plosives
For practical reasons in the account which follows examples will be split into four groups, the first one embracing graphemes corresponding to plosives, i.
Voicing status of word final plosives in Friedreich's ataxia dysarthria.
The consonant inventory (in Table 15, exemplified in Table 16) is similar to that of most languages in the immediate region, with its dental/retroflex contrasts for plosives and retroflex/palatal contrasts for fricatives.
Vestiges of immaturity remain: The shaky, handheld camerawork illustrates de Beer's stubborn resistance to critical exhortations to "grow up," while the clumsy exaggeration of plosives in Jeppesen's speech recalls high school theater.
Coverage includes the basic concepts of phonological analysis, geographical and social variation in Spanish pronunciation, consonants and vowels, acoustics, syllables, the main phonological processes, vowels, plosives, fricatives and affricates, nasals, liquids, the main morphological alternations, stress, and intonation.
Kumaraswami Raja, Post-Nasal Voiceless Plosives in Dravidian (AUDLP 18), (1 page unnumbered).