glottal stop

noun

Definition of glottal stop

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

1888

First Known Use of glottal stop

1888


GLOTTAL STOP Defined for English Language Learners

glottal stop

noun

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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