- 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
Related Words for gutturalrasping, low, grating, husky, thick, rough, gruff, harsh, hoarse, inarticulate, sepulchral, throaty, glottal, gravelly
Examples from the Web for guttural
Contemporary Examples of guttural
His voice would morph from a melodic baritone to a deep, guttural snarl, grinding notes to a pulp.Future Islands Frontman Samuel T. Herring on Their 11-Year Journey to Letterman and Viral Stardom
April 3, 2014
She even changed the way she spoke; as a little kid, she spoke like her parents, with guttural hets and ayins.What's 'Legitimate' Israeli Fiction?
March 29, 2013
She lets out a deep, guttural laugh, the kind that sends her into a body-shaking cough away from the phone.China Machado in 'About Face': A Fashion Legend Takes On Aging
July 30, 2012
Sobs wracked my body, and I heard a guttural cry like a wild animal come from somewhere deep within me.Why I Almost Killed Myself—And My Children
April 16, 2011
Laila lifted her foot above one of the air gnawing skulls and brought it down with a guttural grunt.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
Historical Examples of guttural
Back and forth they scurried to the sound of that guttural Japanese voice.The Harbor
It had a loud thick voice, a guttural whistle, which was intensely mournful.His Masterpiece
There was a hissing yet guttural sound, human in quality, yet horrible to her ears.The Film of Fear
This was said in a guttural voice, the accent being quite Teutonic.Melomaniacs
"You've got four, Dr. Bird," said a guttural voice from the dark.The Great Drought
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- 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
Word Origin for guttural
"pertaining to the throat," 1590s, from Middle French guttural, from Latin guttur "throat, gullet" (see bowel). The noun, in linguistics, is from 1690s.
- Of or relating to the throat.