Simple Definition of glottal stop
linguistics : a speech sound made by briefly stopping the flow of air through the vocal cords
Full Definition of glottal stop
: the interruption of the breath stream during speech by closure of the glottis
First Known Use of glottal stop
Rhymes with glottal stop
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