HyperDic: stop_consonant

English > 1 sense of the expression stop consonant:
NOUNcommunicationstop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosivea consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
English > stop consonant: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it.
Example"his stop consonants are too aspirated"
Synonymsstop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive
PartsimplosionThe initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
plosion, explosionThe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
Narrowerglottal stop, glottal plosive, glottal catchA stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis
labial stopA stop consonant that is produced with the lips
suction stop, clickA stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
BroaderobstruentA consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
Oppositecontinuant consonant, continuantconsonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
Spanishconsonante oclusiva, oclusiva
Catalanconsonant oclusiva, oclusiva

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