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EtymologyEdit

From explosive.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpləʊsɪv/, /ˈpləʊzɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈploʊsɪv/, /ˈploʊzɪv/

NounEdit

plosive (plural plosives)

  1. (phonetics) sound produced from opening a previously closed oral passage; for example, when pronouncing the sound /p/ in "pug".

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AdjectiveEdit

plosive (comparative more plosive, superlative most plosive)

  1. (phonetics) Produced in this way.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

plosive f (plural plosives)

  1. plosive

AdjectiveEdit

plosive

  1. feminine singular of plosif

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

plosive

  1. inflected form of plosiv