Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The articulation of a plosive sound.
  • noun The sudden release of occluded air characteristically occurring in the articulation of certain stop consonants.

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  • noun phonetics Pronunciation of a consonant that is characterised by completely blocking the flow of air through the mouth.

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  • noun the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From explosion.]

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