Interdental Plosive

tongue between teeth

Interdental Plosive


[component-1] Upper Front Teeth
[component-2] Lower Front Teeth
[component-3] Tongue

Inter means ‘to put between’ and dental means teeth. The sound is made by putting the tongue between the teeth, stopping the air, then suddenly releasing it.

Place of Articulation

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

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The Interdental Plosive is used in the following sounds:


Brushed Open Hat

Brushed Drum

THE Closed Hat

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