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guttural

[ guht-er-uhl ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the throat.
  2. harsh; throaty.
  3. Phonetics. pertaining to or characterized by a sound articulated in the back of the mouth, as the non-English velar fricative sound [kh].


noun

  1. a guttural sound.

guttural

/ ˈɡʌtərəl /

adjective

  1. anatomy of or relating to the throat
  2. phonetics pronounced in the throat or the back of the mouth; velar or uvular
  3. raucous


noun

  1. phonetics a guttural consonant
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Derived Forms

  • ˈgutturally, adverb
  • ˈgutturalness, noun
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Other Words From

  • guttur·al·ly adverb
  • guttur·al·ness guttur·ali·ty guttur·al·ism noun
  • non·guttur·al adjective
  • non·guttur·al·ly adverb
  • non·guttur·al·ness noun
  • un·guttur·al adjective
  • un·guttur·al·ly adverb
  • un·guttur·al·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of guttural1

1585–95; < New Latin gutturālis of the throat, equivalent to Latin guttur gullet, throat + -ālis -al 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of guttural1

C16: from New Latin gutturālis concerning the throat, from Latin guttur gullet
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Example Sentences

On the steps of city hall, Mayor David Anderson hollered a guttural “Wahhh!!!”

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Those snorting and obnoxious guttural sounds continue to hound you all night long.

The acceleration literally took my breath away, and the guttural exhaust rumble—which was downright primal—turned more than a few heads.

The researchers noted that a relatively large body size may protect guttural toads against predators.

His voice would morph from a melodic baritone to a deep, guttural snarl, grinding notes to a pulp.

She even changed the way she spoke; as a little kid, she spoke like her parents, with guttural hets and ayins.

She lets out a deep, guttural laugh, the kind that sends her into a body-shaking cough away from the phone.

Queen Mary is given a heavy guttural German accent; it actually was barely perceptible (as recordings of her voice prove).

Sobs wracked my body, and I heard a guttural cry like a wild animal come from somewhere deep within me.

He went up a few steps, and looked over the upper deck; then he called out some guttural words.

"Young man," he addresses me in the artificial guttural voice he affects on solemn occasions.

“Let our white brother come close,” called a deep guttural voice.

Ah Sing entered behind them, pointed at Peter Gross, and issued a harsh, guttural command.

With an alphabet of thirty-nine letters, but it is harsh and guttural.

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