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ejective Tweet Definition of ejective Like Definition of ejective on Facebook
noun 
  1. (phonetics) Non-pulmonic consonant, Non-pulmonic consonants formed by squeezing air trapped between the glottis and an articulator further forward, and releasing it suddenly.
     
emphatic Tweet Definition of emphatic Like Definition of emphatic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Characterized by emphasis.
  2. Stated with conviction.
He gave me an no when I asked him out.
     
epenthesis Tweet Definition of epenthesis Like Definition of epenthesis on Facebook
noun (epenthes, es)
  1. (linguistics) The insertion of a phoneme, letter, or syllable into a word, usually to satisfy the phonology, phonological constraints of a language or poetic context.
     
excrescent Tweet Definition of excrescent Like Definition of excrescent on Facebook
noun 
  1. A sound in a word without etymological reason.
Examples:
  • "b" in "nimble"
     
explosion Tweet Definition of explosion Like Definition of explosion on Facebook
noun 
  1. A violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical.)
  2. A bursting due to pressure.
  3. The sound of an explosion.
  4. A sudden increase.
  5. A sudden outburst.
     
explosive Tweet Definition of explosive Like Definition of explosive on Facebook
noun 
    1. Adjective, Explosive substance
adjective Explosive
  1. with the capability to, or likely to, explode
  2. (slang) easily driven to anger, usu. with reference to a person (e.g. He has an explosive personality.)
     

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