A sound produced by the mouth in such as way as to temporarily block the passage of the air, eg. a [p].
(also called a stop): a sound made by complete closure in the vocal tract e.g. the beginnings of "pot", "born", "tea", "dark", "cup", "gate".
A speech sound made by blocking the air-stream completely with the tongue or lips, allowing the air to burst out after a brief moment, as in English /t/ tea or /b/ bee. See VOICE ONSET TIME.