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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.

[From explosion.]


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


(ˈploʊ ʒən)

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. The silence was restored; the minute lengthened to three.
Resilience absolue (Bestelbarkeit), telle pourrait etre la definition d'une societe de consommation ou l'ex- plosion, l'alienation, n'est pas simplement economique, mais englobe l'entierete de l'etre en ses modulations naturelles et sociales, collectives et individuelles.
In the presence of post-uvular CA, manipulation of air pressure to generate plosion and frication needed for production of oral consonants occurs at pharyngeal or laryngeal areas of the vocal tract [3,4].