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pharyngeal

[ fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -juhl, far-in-jee-uhl ]
/ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or situated near the pharynx.
Phonetics. articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and constriction of the pharynx.
noun
Phonetics. a pharyngeal speech sound.
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Also pha·ryn·gal [fuh-ring-guhl]. /fəˈrɪŋ gəl/.

Origin of pharyngeal

1820–30; <New Latin pharynge(us) pharyngeal (see pharyng-, -eous) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for pharyngeal

pharyngeal

pharyngal (fəˈrɪŋɡəl)

/ (ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or situated in or near the pharynx
phonetics pronounced or supplemented in pronunciation with an articulation in or constriction of the pharynx
noun
phonetics a pharyngeal speech sound

Word Origin for pharyngeal

C19: from New Latin pharyngeus; see pharynx
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