from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- n. Pronunciation of a consonant that is characterised by completely blocking the flow of air through the mouth.
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- 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)