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guttural


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guttural  \Gut"tur*al\,  a.  [L.  guttur  throat:  cf  F.  gutural.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  throat;  formed  in  the  throat; 
  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  a  sound  formed  in  the 
  throat. 
 
  Children  are  occasionally  born  with  guttural  swellings. 
  --W.  Guthrie. 
 
  In  such  a  sweet,  guttural  accent.  --Landor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guttural  \Gut"tur*al\,  n. 
  A  sound  formed  in  the  throat;  esp.,  a  sound  formed  by  the  aid 
  of  the  back  of  the  tongue,  much  retracted,  and  the  soft 
  palate;  also  a  letter  representing  such  a  sound. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guttural 
  adj  1:  like  the  sounds  of  frogs  and  crows;  "a  guttural  voice"; 
  "acres  of  guttural  frogs"  [syn:  {croaking},  {croaky}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  articulated  in  the  throat;  "the  glottal  stop 
  and  uvular  `r'  and  `ch'  in  German  `Bach'  are  guttural 
  sounds" 
  n  :  a  consonant  articulated  in  the  back  of  the  mouth  or  throat 
  [syn:  {guttural  consonant}] 




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