[ guht-er-uh l ]
/ ˈgʌt ər əl /


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


a guttural sound.

Origin of guttural

1585–95; < New Latin gutturālis of the throat, equivalent to Latin guttur gullet, throat + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for guttural

/ (ˈɡʌtərəl) /


anatomy of or relating to the throat
phonetics pronounced in the throat or the back of the mouth; velar or uvular


phonetics a guttural consonant

Derived forms of guttural

gutturally, adverbgutturalness, gutturality or gutturalism, noun

Word Origin for guttural

C16: from New Latin gutturālis concerning the throat, from Latin guttur gullet
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Medical definitions for guttural

[ gŭtər-əl ]


Of or relating to the throat.
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