American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The articulation of a plosive sound.
- n. The sudden release of occluded air characteristically occurring in the articulation of certain stop consonants. Also called explosion.
- n. phonetics Pronunciation of a consonant that is characterised by completely blocking the flow of air through the mouth.
- n. the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
- From explosion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“July fireworks into a bursting full tilt, hi-def, fruit loop weird-plosion.”
“A New info-plosion Event info-plosion (info-plosion began in 2005 and runs through March 2011).”
“The Cote d'Azur is weathering the dot-plosion better than most tech regions.”
“Somewhat serious, somewhat tongue in cheek, Why your Movable Type blog must die is a good article on kuro5hin. org about how the blog-plosion is another sad and stupid fad in the sad continuing tale of the Internet.”
“The ex-plosion that followed close on his heels rocked the entire prison.”
“A muffled ex-plosion echoed from within the shuttle's underside.”
“Tyl rose to alert Lyra but she'd heard the ex-plosion and now joined them on deck.”
“Dr Thelma Price was familiar through her numerous television appearances, though she had first made her reputation fifty years ago during the archaeological ex - plosion that had followed the draining of that vast mar - ine museum, the Mediterranean.”
“The Autralian, still shuddering from the ex - plosion, jerked underfoot, rolled, yawed swiftly.”
“From the head of the column came a booming ex - plosion as the lead tank went up.”
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