- a stop that is unreleased, as the p-sound in stop, or deviously released, as the k-sound in acme, acne, or action, the t-sound of catnip, the g-sound of pygmy or ugly.
- (not in technical use) any stop sound.
Origin of occlusive
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- of or relating to the act of occlusion
- phonetics an occlusive speech sound
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Occluding or tending to occlude.
- Of or being a bandage or dressing that closes a wound and keeps it from the air.
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