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1. The articulation of a plosive sound.
2. The sudden release of occluded air characteristically occurring in the articulation of certain stop consonants. Also called explosion.
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stop. Also called: explosion
the release of the occlusive phase of a stop consonant, with the forced outward release of compressed air. Compare implosion (def. 2).
[1915–20; shortening of explosion]
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|Noun||1.||plosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant|