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plosive
American English: /ˈploʊzɪv/
British English: /ˈpləʊsɪv/
, /ˈpləʊsɪz/

Translation of plosive in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • He kept separate the constituents of consonantal clusters, relishing sibilants and fricatives as much as plosives and liquids, and studied the duration of pauses as carefully as the duration of syllables.
    • Rhymes are reduced to a collection of plosives, vowels and half formed syllables where the power of the original delivery is left intact but the sense is all but removed; the rap becomes just another component of the music.
    • All the sounds were from the throat and vocal chords or sharp plosives from the lips.

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • He is not yet comfortable in its ever so Russian skin, that demands a concrete command of affective articulation, and which duplicates, in compositional categories, the fruity vowels and plosive consonants of Russian speech.
    • Again, in French, the letter d generally represents the voiced alveolar plosive sound /d/ in dans, but has no phonetic value in, for example, canard (where the d is said to be ‘silent’).
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