pharyngealize

verb
pha·​ryn·​ge·​al·​ize | \ fəˈrinj(ē)əˌlīz, ˌfarə̇nˈjēə- \
variants: or less commonly pharyngalize \ fəˈriŋgəˌlīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of pharyngealize

transitive verb

: to produce (a sound) by strong constriction of the pharynx

intransitive verb

: to acquire or to be regularly accompanied by strong constriction of the pharynx

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History and Etymology for pharyngealize

pharyngeal, pharyngal + -ize

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“Pharyngealize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharyngealize. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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