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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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Lehiste 1966); the duration of a syllable-initial consonant is approximately 70% of a word-initial consonant (the duration of a voiceless plosive is established in a voiced environment).
Dally short of the proper accent, short of the peace--sigh a little too long on the deep, as the doubled plosive ("deep peace") almost forces us to do--and we may find we never quite reached the wold.
She uses two modalities: the word auto ('car'), in which one specific plosive consonant (t) has been replaced with another (p) that is easier to articulate for her, and the utterance prr that marks the sound of a vehicle.
A I R E nd the Labour plosive d dirty nning a ants top dris ElbAM I L L I ON A I R E former banker and the son of a Welsh Labour peer whose explosive book exposed greed and dirty tricks in the city is planning a movie of his life - and wants top actors Harvey Keitel and Idris Elba to be its stars.
Its use of plosive b's and t's give the poem an appropriate percussive sound and its fondness for fresh adjective-noun combinations ("fractious tree," "blind torn beings," "vital bones," "lost ganglia") is typical of his kennings in most of the other poems in the volume.
Based on the data, the ISP consonant phonemes has totaling 19 units phonemes which consists of; seven plosive consonant phonemes /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/ four nasal consonants /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, two affricate consonants /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, two fricative consonant phonemes /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, one vibrations consonant /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, and two a half vowel consonants /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/.
The heaviness of the labio-velar plosive /gb/; the contrasting realization of the open vowel /a/ and the close /u/; the coming together of both syllables and lengthening (through doubling) of both vowels in gbaagbuu is all intended to produce an oral-aural bang with a resonance which reaches back to primordial times.
To understand details of the influence at vocalic context and to simulate such a phenomenon, the question of the existence of the consonantal target is fundamental: is there for the production of a plosive consonant a spatial articulatory target as proposed for the production of vowels or, if so, then should the task be considered in another manner, for example by the production of a contact between articulators ?
Words are strategically placed for sound effect, like the 'primed device' which sits in the middle of line three, encircled by plosive 'b's and 'p's:
A maiden, looking up at him in troubled innocence and awakening desire, her lips kissing in a plosive and then parting so that her white teeth and the wet tip of her tongue showed [.
All Germanic variants mentioned in KLEIN (Bofa, bofa, boeve, boef, Buobo, Bube) contain a bilabial plosive followed by a rounded high vowel and a labial postvocalic consonant, which leads us back to a contracted form of an old variant of bojowiec and bojownik as the most probable source.
The fricative g and plosive q are likely to be interchangeable allophones of a single glottal phoneme.