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')
Related terms: hard
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
Similar spelling:   plausive