[ plˈə͡ʊsɪvz], [ plˈəʊsɪvz], [ p_l_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ_v_z]
Related words: close, lips, place, plosive, stop, release, end, before
How to use "Plosives" in context?
Plosives are a class of speech sounds that are produced when the air is forced out of the lungs through the mouth and nose simultaneously. The airstream is stopped in the throat, creating a "plosive" sound.
There are three main types of plosives: labiodental, bilabial, and palatal. Labiodental plosives are made with the lower lip meeting the upper teeth. Bilabial plosives are created when the lips and teeth come together, but the air escape is through the nose.
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