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[ploh-zhuh n] /ˈploʊ ʒən/

noun, Phonetics.
the forced release of the occlusive phase of a , whether voiceless or voiced, either audible due to frication or inaudible due to a contiguous following consonant.
Also called explosion.
Compare (def 2).
(phonetics) the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stop Also called explosion


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