- Guttural is defined as from the throat, or articulated with the back of the tongue near or touching the palate.
An example of something guttural is a language such as German that is pronounced using the back of the tongue; a guttural pronunciation.
- The definition of a guttural is a sound or a symbol of a sound produced by the back of the tongue near or on the palate.
An example of a guttural is the German language, as many of the sounds are produced in the back of the throat.
- of the throat
- loosely produced in the throat; harsh, rasping, etc.: said of sounds
- characterized by such sounds: a guttural language
- articulated with the back of the tongue close to or touching the soft palate, as the (g) in gum; velar
Origin of gutturalClassical Latin guttur, throat ; from Indo-European an unverified form gut-, an unverified form gutr, throat ; from base an unverified form gēu-, to curve from source cod
- a sound produced in this way
- a symbol representing such a sound
- Of or relating to the throat.
- Having a harsh grating quality, as certain sounds produced in the back of the mouth.
- Linguistics Velar.
Origin of gutturalFrench, from New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur, throat.
- gut′tur·al·ism, gut′tur·al′i·ty , gut′tur·al·ness
(comparative more guttural, superlative most guttural)
From Middle French guttural, from New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur (“throat”) + -ālis.