guttural

[ guht-er-uh l ]
/ ˈgʌt ər əl /

adjective

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/.

noun

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

guttural

/ (ˈɡʌtərəl) /

adjective

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

noun

phonetics a guttural consonant
Derived Formsgutturally, 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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Word Origin and History for guttural

guttural


adj.

"pertaining to the throat," 1590s, from Middle French guttural, from Latin guttur "throat, gullet" (see bowel). The noun, in linguistics, is from 1690s.

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Medicine definitions for guttural

guttural

[ gŭtər-əl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the throat.
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