Hypertext Webster Gateway: "guttural"

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

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) 1.7 (wn)

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
n : a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
[syn: {guttural consonant}]

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