Friday, 17 February 2012

Entry: plosivity (n.)

In context: "When Schtitt exhales pipe-smoke in different geometric patterns they both seem to study intently, when Schtitt exhales he makes little sounds variant in plosivity between P and B."

Definition: Presumably from plosive:  A consonant that is produced by stopping the airflow using the lips, teeth, or palate, and then suddenly releasing an outward flow of air.

Other: A bit of a clunker, in context sentences, eh? 

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 80
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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