suction stop
noun Date: 1887 a voice stop in the formation of which air behind the articulation is rarefied with consequent inrush of air when articulation is broken

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suction stop — noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu) • Syn: ↑click • Derivationally related forms: ↑click (for: ↑click) • Hypernyms: ↑stop …   Useful english dictionary

  • suction stop — suc′tion stop n. phn a stop consonant in which the air behind the point of closure in the mouth is rarefied by lowering the larynx, followed by an inrush of air accompanied by a hollow sound as the stop is released; implosive • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • suction stop — noun A voice stop in the formation of which air behind the articulation is rarefied with consequent inrush of air when articulation is broken …   Wiktionary

  • suction stop — /ˈsʌkʃən stɒp/ (say sukshuhn stop) noun → click (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • suction stop — Phonet. click (def. 3). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • stop consonant — noun a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it his stop consonants are too aspirated • Syn: ↑stop, ↑occlusive, ↑plosive consonant, ↑plosive speech sound, ↑plosive • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suctional stop — noun see suction stop * * * suction stop or suctional stop noun (phonetics) A stop consonant in which the contact of the articulating organs is followed by an inrush of air, a click or implosive • • • Main Entry: ↑suction …   Useful english dictionary

  • pressure stop — noun phonetics : a stop in the formation of which the air behind the articulation is compressed with consequent outrush of air when the articulation is broken compare suction stop …   Useful english dictionary

  • suctionstop — suction stop n. Linguistics See click. * * * …   Universalium

  • occlusive — I noun a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it his stop consonants are too aspirated • Syn: ↑stop consonant, ↑stop, ↑plosive consonant, ↑plosive speech sound, ↑plosive …   Useful english dictionary

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