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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of explosive.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpləʊsɪv/, /ˈpləʊzɪv/
  • (US) enPR: plō'sĭv, plō'zĭv, IPA(key): /ˈploʊsɪv/, /ˈploʊzɪv/

NounEdit

Examples (English)

plosive (plural plosives)

  1. (phonetics) Sound produced from opening a previously closed oral passage.
    Synonyms: stop, occlusive
    Hypernyms: consonant, obstruent

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AdjectiveEdit

plosive (comparative more plosive, superlative most plosive)

  1. (phonetics) Produced from opening a previously closed oral passage.

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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