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Definition of plosive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

plosive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈpləʊsɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈploʊsɪv//
 
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(of a speech sound) made by stopping the flow of air coming out of the mouth and then suddenly releasing it, for example /t/ and /p/ in top

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