GLOTTAL STOP By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 an explosive speech stop caused by the complete closure of the glottis that is followed by the sudden release of breath. An example is the native pronunciation of Hawai'i. GLOTTAL STOP: "A glottal stop is not often heard in spoken English but is in words from other languages." Related Psychology Terms GLOTTAL CONDUCTION APHASIA BLACKOUT DYSARTHRIA BLINK RESPONSE NEED FOR CLOSURE BLEPHAROSPASM BUPROPION PLOSIVE UNVOICED Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLOTTAL STOP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glottal-stop/ (accessed November 28, 2020).