Translation of plosive in Spanish:


oclusiva, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpləʊsɪv//ˈploʊzɪv//ˈpləʊsɪz/


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    oclusiva feminine
    • The microphone's worst enemy is wind and plosives (the popping letters, such as ‘p’) from close speaking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • This is an arduous task: transcribing laughter, and words which are punctuated by breathy plosives, is extremely difficult; but there are analytic dividends.


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    • 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’).
    • 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.