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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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