plosive speech sound

plosive speech sound
sound pronounced by stopping the air in the speech passage and suddenly releasing it

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  • plosive speech sound — noun a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it his stop consonants are too aspirated • Syn: ↑stop consonant, ↑stop, ↑occlusive, ↑plosive consonant, ↑plosive • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plosive Phonetics — [ pləʊsɪv, z ] adjective denoting a consonant that is produced by stopping the airflow using the lips, teeth, or palate, followed by a sudden release of air. noun a plosive speech sound. Origin C19: shortening of explosive …   English new terms dictionary

  • plosive consonant — noun a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it his stop consonants are too aspirated • Syn: ↑stop consonant, ↑stop, ↑occlusive, ↑plosive speech sound, ↑plosive • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plosive — /ploh siv/, Phonet. adj. 1. (of a stop consonant or occlusive) characterized by release in a plosion; explosive. n. 2. Also called explosive. a plosive speech sound. [1895 1900; shortened form of EXPLOSIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • speech disorder — n. any conspicuous speech imperfection, or variation from accepted speech patterns, caused either by a physical defect in the speech organs or by a mental disorder, as aphasia, stuttering, etc. * * * ▪ medicine Introduction       any of the… …   Universalium

  • Sound change — includes any processes of language change that affect pronunciation (phonetic change) or sound system structures (phonological change). Sound change can consist of the replacement of one speech sound (or, more generally, one phonetic feature) by… …   Wikipedia

  • plosive — Speech sound made by impounding the air stream for a moment and then suddenly releasing it. * * * plo·sive (ploґsiv) a consonantal speech sound produced by closing off the oral cavity and then releasing with a burst of air, such as an initial p.… …   Medical dictionary

  • plosive — plo·sive || pləʊsɪv adj. (In phonetics) produced by stopping the air in the speech passage and suddenly releasing it (such as the sounds of the consonants b, p, and t ); of or pertaining to speech sound produced by stopping the air in the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glottal plosive — noun a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel • Syn: ↑glottal stop, ↑glottal catch • Hypernyms: ↑stop consonant, ↑stop, ↑occlusive, ↑plosive consonant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • speech — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Oral communication Nouns 1. speech, talk, faculty of speech; locution, parlance, expression, vernacular, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion, discourse; soliloquy;… …   English dictionary for students

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