verb (used with object), gut·tur·al·ized, gut·tur·al·iz·ing.
  1. to speak or pronounce (something) in a guttural manner.
  2. 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.
  1. to speak gutturally.
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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for gutturalize



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