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plosive

[ploh-siv] /ˈploʊ sɪv/ Phonetics
adjective
1.
(of a stop consonant or occlusive) characterized by release in a plosion; explosive.
noun
2.
Also called explosive. a plosive speech sound.
Origin of plosive
1895-1900
1895-1900; shortened form of explosive
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British Dictionary definitions for plosive

plosive

/ˈpləʊsɪv/
adjective
1.
articulated with or accompanied by plosion
noun
2.
a plosive consonant; stop
Word Origin
C20: from French, from explosifexplosive
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Word Origin and History for plosive
n.

type of consonantal sound, 1899, from explosive. As an adjective from 1909.

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