- 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.
plosive definition by Webster's New World
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produced by the complete stoppage and sudden release of the breath, as the sounds of (p), (b), and (t)
Origin: ; from (ex)plosive
a plosive sound; stop
plosive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.noun
A plosive speech sound.
Origin: From explosive.