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guttural

[ guht-er-uhl ]
/ ˈgʌt ər əl /
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Definition of guttural

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.
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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 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

guttural
[ gŭtər-əl ]

adj.
Of or relating to the throat.
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