What is plosive speech sound?

Famous quotes containing the words sound and/or speech:

    Is there no hope for me? Is there no way
    That I may sight and check that speeding bark
    Which out of sight and sound is passing, passing?
    Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

    If we should swap a good library for a second-rate stump speech and not ask for boot, it would be thoroughly in tune with our hearts. For deep within each of us lies politics. It is our football, baseball, and tennis rolled into one. We enjoy it; we will hitch up and drive for miles in order to hear and applaud the vitriolic phrases of a candidate we have already reckoned we’ll vote against.
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)