plosives

plosive

[ploh-siv] 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:
1895–1900; shortened form of explosive

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plosive (ˈpləʊsɪv)
 
adj
1.  articulated with or accompanied by plosion
 
n
2.  a plosive consonant; stop
 
[C20: from French, from explosifexplosive]

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plosive
"type of consonantal sound," 1899, from (ex)plosive (q.v.).
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