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date: 17 October 2019

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Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics
Author(s):

P. H. Matthews

Consonant in whose articulation a flow of air is temporarily blocked: e.g. [p] and [t] in pit. Usually of consonants, such as these, in which the flow is blocked through both the mouth and the nose; but some definitions include those in which it is blocked through the mouth only: thus ... ...

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