guttural (adj.) "pertaining to the throat," 1590s, from M.Fr. guttural, from L. guttur "throat, gullet" (see BOWEL (Cf. bowel)). The noun, in linguistics, is from 1690s.

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  • Guttural — is a term used to describe any of several speech sounds whose primary place of articulation is near the back of the oral cavity. In some definitions this is restricted to pharyngeal consonants, but in others includes some but not all velar and… …   Wikipedia

  • guttural — guttural, ale, aux [ gytyral, o ] adj. • 1542; du lat. guttur « gosier » 1 ♦ Qui appartient au gosier. Artère gutturale. 2 ♦ Émis par le gosier. ⇒ rauque. Toux, voix gutturale. Son guttural. ♢ Phonét. Vieilli Consonne gutturale, et n. f. une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • guttural — Adj kehlig, im Bereich der Kehle gebildet per. Wortschatz fach. (17. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Neoklassische Bildung zu l. guttur Kehle .    Ebenso nndl. gutturaal, ne. guttural, nfrz. guttural, nschw. guttural, nnorw. guttural. lateinisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Children are occasionally born with guttural swellings. W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guttural — guttural, ale (gu ttu ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui appartient au gosier. Fosse gutturale. Toux gutturale.    Conduit guttural du tympan, la trompe d Eustache, qui fait communiquer le gosier avec la cavité du tympan.    Poche… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • guttural — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a speech sound) produced in the throat. 2) (of speech) characterized by guttural sounds. ► NOUN ▪ a guttural consonant (e.g. k, g). DERIVATIVES gutturally adverb. ORIGIN Latin gutturalis, from guttur …   English terms dictionary

  • guttural — [gut′ər əl] adj. [L guttur, throat < IE * gut , * gutr, throat < base * gēu , to curve > COD1] 1. of the throat 2. a) loosely produced in the throat; harsh, rasping, etc.: said of sounds b) characterized by such sounds [a guttural …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guttural — (lat. guttur „Kehle“) bezeichnet einen im Kehlbereich gebildeten Laut, siehe Gutturaler Laut eine Gesangtechnik, die vorwiegend im Metal angewandt wird Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guttural — Guttural, lat. deutsch, zur Kehle gehörig; G.laute, Kehllaute …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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