Phonetics. a laryngeal sound.
Historical Linguistics. one of several hypothetical phonemes assumed to have existed in Proto-Indo-European and to have been lost in most later Indo-European languages after having modified some contiguous consonants and vowels.
- Also la·ryn·gal [luh-ring-guhl]. /ləˈrɪŋ gəl/.
- la·ryn·ge·al·ly, adverb
- post·la·ryn·gal, adjective
- post·la·ryn·ge·al, adjective
- sub·la·ryn·gal, adjective
- sub·la·ryn·ge·al, adjective
- sub·la·ryn·ge·al·ly, adverb
- su·per·la·ryn·ge·al, adjective
- su·per·la·ryn·ge·al·ly, adverb
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How to use laryngeal in a sentence
Additionally, Gil says, a muscular sac at the bottom of the larynx known as the laryngeal sac can create another protective barrier to block off the entry to the lungs.Baleen whales have an ‘oral plug’ to help them guzzle down food without choking | Kate Baggaley | January 24, 2022 | Popular-Science
In your book The Greatest Show on Earth you describe the laryngeal nerve as something eloquent of terribly bad design.
It is important to remember the relative position of parts and to bear in mind that most of the laryngeal structures are in pairs.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking | Wesley Mills
Suffice it to say here that the old masters did not refer the registers to changes in the laryngeal action.
Not only have all investigators failed to define exactly what the correct laryngeal action is.
British Dictionary definitions for laryngeal
of or relating to the larynx
phonetics articulated at the larynx; glottal
- laryngeally, adverb
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