What does guttural mean?

Definitions for guttural
ˈgʌt ər əlgut·tural

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guttural, guttural consonant, pharyngeal, pharyngeal consonant(adj)

    a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

  2. croaky, guttural(adj)

    like the sounds of frogs and crows

    "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"

  3. guttural(adj)

    relating to or articulated in the throat

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


  1. guttural(Noun)

    A harsh and throaty spoken sound

    Etymology: From gutturālis, from guttur .

  2. guttural(Adjective)

    Sounding harsh and throaty.

    German is considered a very guttural language, with many harsh consonants.

    Etymology: From gutturālis, from guttur .

  3. guttural(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or connected to the throat.

    Etymology: From gutturālis, from guttur .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guttural(adj)

    of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat; relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the throat

    Etymology: [L. guttur throat: cf. F. gutural.]

  2. Guttural(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. guttur throat: cf. F. gutural.]


  1. Guttural

    Guttural speech sounds are those with a primary place of articulation near the back of the oral cavity. In some definitions, this is restricted to pharyngeal consonants, but in others includes some velar and uvular consonants. Guttural sounds are typically consonants, but some vowels articulations may also be considered guttural in nature. Although the term has historically been used by phoneticians, and is occasionally used by phonologists today, it is now more common in popular use than as a technical term in linguistics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guttural

    gut′ur-al, adj. pertaining to the throat: formed in the throat: harsh or rasping in sound.—n. (gram.) a letter pronounced in the throat or the back part of the mouth (k, c hard, q, g, ng).—v.t. Gutt′uralise, Gutt′urise, to form (a sound) in the throat.—adv. Gutt′urally.—n. Gutt′uralness. [Fr.,—L. guttur, the throat.]

How to pronounce guttural?

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How to say guttural in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guttural in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guttural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of guttural in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Butler Leacock:

    The mayor gave no other answer than that deep guttural grunt which is technically known in municipal interviews as refusing to commit oneself.

  2. Trevor Moffat:

    It sounded like a big tractor trailer passing by the road, rattling and shaking, guttural rumbling. ... We left everything there, grabbed my kid, my dog, got in the car with my wife, all the neighbors were outside, a lot of young people crying. Armageddon type reaction.

Images & Illustrations of guttural

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