epiglottal

adjective

epi·​glot·​tal ˌe-pə-ˈglä-tᵊl How to pronounce epiglottal (audio)
variants or less commonly epiglottic
: of, relating to, or produced with the aid of the epiglottis

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epiglottal was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Epiglottal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiglottal. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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