Guttural is defined as from the throat, or articulated with the back of the tongue near or touching the palate.adjective
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.noun
An example of a guttural is the German language, as many of the sounds are produced in the back of the throat.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: L guttur, throat < IE *gut-, *gutr, throat < base *gēu-, to curve > cod
- a sound produced in this way
- a symbol representing such a sound
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- Of or relating to the throat.
- Having a harsh grating quality, as certain sounds produced in the back of the mouth.
- Linguistics Velar.
Origin: French, from New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur, throat.
- gutˈtur·al·ism, gutˌtur·alˈi·ty , gutˈtur·al·ness noun
- gutˈtur·al·ly adverb
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