: of, relating to, or produced in or by the glottisglottal constriction
Examples of glottal in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThere’s a special note of aggressive contempt that can be layered into the diphthongs and glottal stops of what linguists call Inland North American English, and Carone used it lavishly.
New York Times, 17 Dec. 2020 Sloppy enunciation, glottal mayhem, off-kilter expressiveness and a general airlessness have killed some books read by the very person who created them.
Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2019 Sloppy enunciation, glottal mayhem, off-kilter expressiveness, and a general airlessness have killed some books read by the very person who created them.
Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2019 King’s shudders and vibratos, half-shouts and glottal stops have become a synecdoche for the ongoing struggle for American freedom.
Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 15 May 2017
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