What is another word for plosives?

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[ plˈə͡ʊsɪvz], [ plˈə‍ʊsɪvz], [ p_l_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ_v_z]

Plosives are a group of speech sounds that are produced by obstructing airflow and then releasing it with force. Common examples of plosives include the sounds of 'p', 't', and 'k'. Plosives are also referred to as stops or occlusives in linguistic terminology. Furthermore, some people refer to plosives as explosive consonants, because they produce a small burst of air. There are several synonyms for plosives, which include but are not limited to, oral stops, oral occlusives, pulmonic stops, and pulmonic occlusives. These words describe the manner of articulation, meaning how the speech sound is produced.

Related words: close, lips, place, plosive, stop, release, end, before

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    Synonyms for Plosives:

    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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