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plosive

[ ploh-siv ]
/ ˈploʊ sɪv /
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adjective

(of a stop consonant or occlusive) characterized by release in a plosion; explosive.

noun

Also called explosive. a plosive speech sound.

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Origin of plosive

First recorded in 1895–1900; shortened form of explosive

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British Dictionary definitions for plosive

plosive
/ (ˈpləʊsɪv) phonetics /

adjective

articulated with or accompanied by plosion

noun

a plosive consonant; stop

Word Origin for plosive

C20: from French, from explosif explosive
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