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Noun: plosive consonant
  1. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    "his plosive consonants are too aspirated";
    - stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive speech sound, plosive

Derived forms: plosive consonants

Type of: obstruent

Encyclopedia: Plosive consonant