Dental Plosive

tongue to teeth

Dental Plosive


[component-1] Upper Front Teeth
[component-2] Tongue

Dental means teeth and dental sounds are made between the tongue and top teeth. The sound is made by stopping air between the tip of tongue and the rear of the top teeth then suddenly releasing it.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Dental Plosive is made in the mouth.

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The Dental Plosive is used in the following sounds:

Classic Hi-Hat

Lip Hat

Inward Closed Hat

Damped Ride

606 Closed Hat


Sewing Machine


Resonant Open Hat

Reso Distorted Hat

Jazz Ride

Jazz Closed Hat

Timestretched Hat

Reso Digi Hat

Techno Open Hat

Techno Closed Hat

Casio Open Hat

Casio Closed Hat

Yamaha Open Hat

Yamaha Closed Hat

Shudder Open Hat

Shudder Closed Hat

Tungsten Hat

Vespa Open Hat

Jungle Closed Hat

Erasure Closed Hat

909 Open Hat

606 Open Hat

606 Closed Hat

Suckit Hat

Rock Closed Hat

Detroit Open Hat

Classic Open Hat

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