Guttural meaning

gŭtər-əl
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.

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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.

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Of or relating to the throat.
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Having a harsh grating quality, as certain sounds produced in the back of the mouth.
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(linguistics) Velar.
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A guttural sound.
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Sounding harsh and throaty.

German is considered a very guttural language, with many harsh consonants.

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(medicine, anatomy) Of, relating to, or connected to the throat.

Guttural duct of the ear; guttural pouch infection.

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A harsh and throaty spoken sound.
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Origin of guttural

  • French from New Latin gutturālis from Latin guttur throat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French guttural, from New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur (“throat”) + -ālis.

    From Wiktionary