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Meaning of GUTTURAL

Pronunciation:  'guturul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  2. [adj]  like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
  3. [adj]  relating to or articulated in the throat; "the glottal stop and uvular `r' and `ch' in German `Bach' are guttural sounds"

GUTTURAL is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: cacophonic, cacophonous, croaking, croaky, guttural consonant
 See Also: consonant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gut"tur*al\, a. [L. guttur throat: cf. F. gutural.]
    Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat;
    relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the
          Children are occasionally born with guttural swellings.
                                                   --W. Guthrie.
          In such a sweet, guttural accent.        --Landor.
  2. \Gut"tur*al\, n.
    A sound formed in the throat; esp., a sound formed by the aid
    of the back of the tongue, much retracted, and the soft
    palate; also, a letter representing such a sound.
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