[ploh-zhuh n]

noun Phonetics.

the forced release of the occlusive phase of a plosive, whether voiceless or voiced, either audible due to frication or inaudible due to a contiguous following consonant.Also called explosion.Compare implosion(def 2).

Origin of plosion

First recorded in 1915–20; shortened form of explosion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for plosion



phonetics the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stopAlso called: explosion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012