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Meaning of plosive

plo•sive

Pronunciation: (plō'siv), [key]
— Phonet. Phonet.
—adj.
  1. (of a stop consonant or occlusive) characterized by release in a plosion; explosive.
—n.
  1. Also calleda plosive speech sound.
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