plosion

[ ploh-zhuh n ]
/ ˈploʊ ʒən /

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).

Nearby words

  1. plonker,
  2. plonking,
  3. plonko,
  4. plook,
  5. plop,
  6. plosive,
  7. plot,
  8. plot line,
  9. plot thickens, the,
  10. plotinian

Origin of plosion

First recorded in 1915–20; shortened form 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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