What does occlusive mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive(adj)

    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

    "his stop consonants are too aspirated"

  2. occlusive(adj)

    tending to occlude


  1. occlusive(Noun)

    A plosive.

  2. occlusive(Adjective)

    That tends to occlude.


  1. Occlusive

    In phonetics, an occlusive, sometimes known as a stop, is a consonant sound produced by blocking airflow in the vocal tract, but not necessarily in the nasal tract. The duration of the block is the occlusion of the consonant. An occlusive may refer to one or more of the following, depending on the author: ⁕Stops, also known as plosives, are oral occlusives, where the occlusion of the vocal tract stops all airflow, oral and nasal. ⁕Nasals, also known as nasal stops, are nasal occlusives, where occlusion of the vocal tract shifts the airflow to the nasal tract. ⁕Affricates such as English, are partial occlusives. Typically stops and affricates are contrasted, but affricates are also described as stops with fricative release, contrasting with simple stops. ⁕Implosives, in which the airstream differs from typical stops and affricates. ⁕Ejectives, with yet another airstream. ⁕Click consonants, such as the exclamation tsk! tsk! made when expressing pity, are double occlusives with yet a fourth airstream mechanism. They may be oral occlusives, nasals, affricates, or ejective. Oral occlusive may mean any of the above apart from nasal occlusives, but typically means stop/plosive. Nasal occlusive may be used to distinguish the simple nasal sounds from other nasal consonants.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occlusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occlusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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