Meaning of obstruent
Pronunciation: (ob'str-unt), [key]
- (of a substance) producing an obstruction.
- (of a speech sound) characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air from the lungs. Cf.
- a medicine that closes the natural passages of the body.
- an obstruent speech sound; a stop, fricative, or affricate. Cf.(def. 2).
- obstruent (Thesaurus)