plosive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of explosive.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpləʊsɪv/, /ˈpləʊzɪv/
  • (US) enPR: plō'sĭv, plō'zĭv, IPA(key): /ˈploʊsɪv/, /ˈploʊzɪv/

Noun[edit]

Examples (English)
  • /p/ and /ɡ/ in pug

plosive (plural plosives)

  1. (phonetics) Sound produced from opening a previously closed oral passage.
    Synonyms: stop, occlusive
    Hypernyms: consonant, obstruent

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Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plosive (comparative more plosive, superlative most plosive)

  1. (phonetics) Produced from opening a previously closed oral passage.

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

plosive f (plural plosives)

  1. plosive

Adjective[edit]

plosive

  1. feminine singular of plosif

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

plosive

  1. inflection of plosiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular