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plosive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plosive a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
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Usage

In literature:

The question of navigation solved, the two next devoted themselves to perfecting the "X-plosive bullet," as Seaton called it.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
She was trying to say his name, but it wouldn't come out, just a series of plosive Ps.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
From its rarity I infer that the Plosive stock has not multiplied lavishly on the earth.
"All Men are Ghosts" by L. P. Jacks
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In news:

DX- plosive reunion News Archive.
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