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guttural

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adjective gut·tur·al \ˈgə-tə-rəl, ˈgə-trəl\

Simple Definition of guttural

  • : formed or pronounced in the throat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guttural

  1. 1 :  articulated in the throat <guttural sounds>

  2. 2 :  velar

  3. 3 :  being or marked by utterance that is strange, unpleasant, or disagreeable

guttural noun
gutturalism play \ˈgə-tə-rə-ˌli-zəm, ˈgə-trə-\ noun

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Though it is now used to describe many sounds or utterances which strike the listener as harsh or disagreeable, the adjective "guttural" was originally applied only to sounds and utterances produced in the throat. This is reflected in the word's Latin root - guttur, meaning "throat." Despite the similarity in sound, "guttural" is not related to the English word gutter, which comes (by way of Anglo-French) from Latin gutta, meaning "drop."

Origin of guttural

Middle French, probably from Medieval Latin gutturalis, from Latin guttur throat


First Known Use: 1594


Medical Dictionary

guttural

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adjective gut·tur·al \ˈgət-ə-rəl, ˈgə-trəl\

Medical Definition of guttural

  1. :  of or relating to the throat




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