Simple Definition of guttural
: formed or pronounced in the throat
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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 Definition of guttural
: of or relating to the throat
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