glottal stop

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glottal stop

n.
A speech sound produced by a momentary complete closure of the glottis, followed by an explosive release, as in the middle of the interjection uh-oh or between the two i's in some pronunciations of Hawaii.

glottal stop

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a plosive speech sound produced as the sudden onset of a vowel in several languages, such as German, by first tightly closing the glottis and then allowing the air pressure to build up in the trachea before opening the glottis, causing the air to escape with force

glot′tal stop′


n.
a plosive consonant whose occlusion and release are accomplished chiefly at the glottis, as in the Scottish articulation of the t-sound of little, bottle, etc.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.glottal stop - a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
Translations

glottal stop

n (Phon) → Knacklaut m, → Stimmritzenverschlusslaut m
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