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[ guht-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈgʌt ər əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), gut·tur·al·ized, gut·tur·al·iz·ing.

to speak or pronounce (something) in a guttural manner.
Phonetics. to change into, pronounce as, or supplement with a guttural or gutturalized sound.

verb (used without object), gut·tur·al·ized, gut·tur·al·iz·ing.

to speak gutturally.


Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.

Nearby words

guttering, guttersnipe, guttiform, guttle, guttural, gutturalize, gutturalized, gutturally, gutturonasal, gutty, guv
Also especially British, gut·ter·al·ise.

Origin of gutturalize

First recorded in 1815–25; guttural + -ize
Related formsgut·tur·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gutturalize



/ (ˈɡʌtərəˌlaɪz) /


(tr) phonetics to change into a guttural speech sound or pronounce with guttural articulation or pharyngeal constriction
to speak or utter in harsh raucous tones
Derived Formsgutturalization or gutturalisation, noun
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