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plosion

[ ploh-zhuhn ]
/ ˈploʊ ʒən /
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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.

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Also called explosion .

Origin of plosion

First recorded in 1915–20; shortening of explosion

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British Dictionary definitions for plosion

plosion
/ (ˈpləʊʒən) /

noun

phonetics the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stopAlso called: explosion
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