plosion

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plo·sion

 (plō′zhən)
n.
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.

[From explosion.]

plosion

(ˈpləʊʒən)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stop. Also called: explosion

plo•sion

(ˈploʊ ʒən)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonantplosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
tone ending, release - (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
References in classic literature ?
And there had been no crash, no answering ex- plosion.
Lawrence Scott, 31, and three pals were trapped after a series of ex- plosions ripped through the 50-foot Inconnu, killing their hero skipper.