Search Result for "occlusive":
1. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;
- Example: "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
[syn: stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive]
1. tending to occlude;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
occlusive adj 1: tending to occlude n 1: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated" [syn: stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive] [ant: continuant, continuant consonant]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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