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laryngeal

[ luh-rin-jee-uhl, lar-uhn-jee-uhl ]
/ ləˈrɪn dʒi əl, ˌlær ənˈdʒi əl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or located in the larynx.
Phonetics. articulated in the larynx.
noun
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.
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Also la·ryn·gal [luh-ring-guhl]. /ləˈrɪŋ gəl/.

Origin of laryngeal

1785–95; <New Latin larynge(us) of, pertaining to the larynx (see laryng-, -eous) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for laryngeal

laryngeal

laryngal (ləˈrɪŋɡəl)

/ (ˌlærɪnˈdʒiːəl, ləˈrɪndʒɪəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the larynx
phonetics articulated at the larynx; glottal

Derived forms of laryngeal

laryngeally, adverb

Word Origin for laryngeal

C18: from New Latin laryngeus of the larynx
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Medical definitions for laryngeal

laryngeal
[ lə-rĭnjəl, lăr′ən-jēəl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, affecting, or near the larynx.
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