|1.||[ adjective ] produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release with a burst of air (as `p' and `d' in `pit' or `dog')|
|2.||[ noun ] (linguistics,phonetics) a consonant produced by stopping air at some point and suddenly releasing it|
|Synonyms:||stop occlusive plosive_consonant plosive_speech_sound stop_consonant|
"his stop consonants are too aspirated"
|Related terms:||continuant_consonant consonant glottal_stop labial_stop suction_stop plosion implosion|