glottal

[ glot-l ]
/ ˈglɒt l /

adjective

of or relating to the glottis.
Phonetics. articulated at the glottis.

noun


Nearby words

  1. glossospasm,
  2. glossotomy,
  3. glossotrichia,
  4. glossy,
  5. glossy snake,
  6. glottal stop,
  7. glottalic airstream,
  8. glottalize,
  9. glottalized,
  10. glottic

Origin of glottal

First recorded in 1840–50; glott(is) + -al1

Related formssub·glot·tal, adjectivesub·glot·tal·ly, adverbsu·per·glot·tal, adjectivesu·per·glot·tal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for glottal

glottal

/ (ˈɡlɒtəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the glottis
phonetics articulated or pronounced at or with the glottis
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Word Origin and History for glottal

glottal

adj.

1846; see glottis + -al (1). Glossal is attested from 1860.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for glottal

glottal

[ glŏtl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the glottis.

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