- The definition of plosive is the sound made by closing the mouth and then releasing a burst of breath.
An example of plosive is the sound made by the letter T.
produced by the complete stoppage and sudden release of the breath, as the sounds of (p), (b), and (t)
Origin of plosive; from (ex)plosive
a plosive sound; stop
Of, relating to, or being a speech sound produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release accompanied by a burst of air, as in the sound (p) in pit or (d) in dog.
A plosive speech sound.
Origin of plosiveFrom explosive.
- (phonetics) Sound produced from opening a previously closed oral passage; for example, when pronouncing the sound /p/ in "pug".
(comparative more plosive, superlative most plosive)
- (phonetics) Produced in this way.