guttural


gut·tur·al

adjective \ˈgə-tə-rəl, ˈgə-trəl\

: formed or pronounced in the throat

Full Definition of GUTTURAL

1
:  articulated in the throat <guttural sounds>
2
:  velar
3
:  being or marked by utterance that is strange, unpleasant, or disagreeable
guttural noun
gut·tur·al·ism \ˈgə-tə-rə-ˌli-zəm, ˈgə-trə-\ noun

Origin of GUTTURAL

Middle French, probably from Medieval Latin gutturalis, from Latin guttur throat
First Known Use: 1594

gut·tur·al

adjective \ˈgət-ə-rəl, ˈgə-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GUTTURAL

: of or relating to the throat

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