glottal stop

noun
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of glottal stop

: the interruption of the breath stream during speech by closure of the glottis

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First Known Use of glottal stop

1888

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GLOTTAL STOP Defined for English Language Learners

glottal stop

Definition of glottal stop for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : a speech sound made by briefly stopping the flow of air through the vocal cords


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