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GUTTURAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guttural mean? 

GUTTURAL (noun)
  The noun GUTTURAL has 1 sense:

1. a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

  Familiarity information: GUTTURAL used as a noun is very rare.


GUTTURAL (adjective)
  The adjective GUTTURAL has 2 senses:

1. like the sounds of frogs and crows
2. relating to or articulated in the throat

  Familiarity information: GUTTURAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUTTURAL (noun)


Sense 1guttural [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

guttural; guttural consonant; pharyngeal; pharyngeal consonant

Hypernyms ("guttural" is a kind of...):

consonant (a speech sound that is not a vowel)


GUTTURAL (adjective)


Sense 1guttural [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Like the sounds of frogs and crows

Synonyms:

croaking; croaky; guttural

Context examples:

a guttural voice / acres of guttural frogs

Similar:

cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)


Sense 2guttural [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or articulated in the throat

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the glottal stop and uvular 'r' and 'ch' in German 'Bach' are guttural sounds

Pertainym:

throat (the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone)


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