plosive

noun
plo·​sive | \ ˈplō-siv How to pronounce plosive (audio) \

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Other Words from plosive

plosive adjective

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There’s something about the sound of it that is sonically shocking — the juxtaposition of two harsh plosives in a string of so few letters. Jessica Bennett, New York Times, "About Samantha Bee, Ivanka Trump and That Word," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of plosive

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plosive

short for explosive

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Dictionary Entries near plosive

plop down

plosh

plosion

plosive

plot

plot's elm

Plotinism

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The first known use of plosive was in 1897

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