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gut·tur·al

 (gŭt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the throat.
2. Having a harsh grating quality, as certain sounds produced in the back of the mouth.
3. Linguistics Velar.

[French, from New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur, throat.]

gut′tur·al·ism, gut′tur·al′i·ty (-ə-răl′ĭ-tē), gut′tur·al·ness n.
gut′tur·al·ly adv.

guttural

(ˈɡʌtərəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the throat
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics pronounced in the throat or the back of the mouth; velar or uvular
3. raucous
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a guttural consonant
[C16: from New Latin gutturālis concerning the throat, from Latin guttur gullet]
ˈgutturally adv
ˈgutturalness, ˌgutturˈality, ˈgutturalism n

gut•tur•al

(ˈgʌt ər əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the throat.
2. harsh; throaty.
3. pertaining to or characterized by a sound articulated in the back of the mouth, as the non-English velar fricative sound (KH).
n.
4. a guttural sound.
[1585–95; < New Latin gutturālis of the throat = Latin guttur gullet, throat + -ālis -al1]
gut′tur•al•ly, adv.
gut′tur•al•ness, gut`tur•al′i•ty, gut′tur•al•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guttural - a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
Adj.1.guttural - like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
2.guttural - relating to or articulated in the throat; "the glottal stop and uvular `r' and `ch' in German `Bach' are guttural sounds"

guttural

adjective throaty, low, deep, thick, rough, rasping, husky, hoarse, gruff, gravelly He spoke in a low guttural voice.
Translations

guttural

[ˈgʌtərəl] ADJ [accent, sound] → gutural

guttural

[ˈgʌtərəl] adj [sound, voice] → guttural(e)

guttural

nGuttural(laut) m, → Kehllaut m
adj voice, accentguttural, kehlig; (Phon) soundguttural

guttural

[ˈgʌtrl] adjgutturale

gut·tur·al

a. gutural, rel. a la garganta.

guttural

adj gutural
References in classic literature ?
Then, Hawkeye," he continued, betraying his deep emotion, only by permitting his voice to fall to those low, guttural tones, which render his language, as spoken at times, so very musical; "then, Hawkeye, we were one people, and we were happy.
No signs of life occurred near him, but occasionally the melancholy chirp of a cricket, or perhaps the guttural twang of a bull-frog from a neighboring marsh, as if sleeping uncomfortably and turning suddenly in his bed.
All these strange antics were accompanied by still stranger guttural noises from the devotee, who seemed to be praying in a sing-song or else singing some pagan psalmody or other, during which his face twitched about in the most unnatural manner.
The black, glassy eyes glittered with a kind of wicked drollery, and the thing struck up, in a clear shrill voice, an odd negro melody, to which she kept time with her hands and feet, spinning round, clapping her hands, knocking her knees together, in a wild, fantastic sort of time, and producing in her throat all those odd guttural sounds which distinguish the native music of her race; and finally, turning a summerset or two, and giving a prolonged closing note, as odd and unearthly as that of a steam-whistle, she came suddenly down on the carpet, and stood with her hands folded, and a most sanctimonious expression of meekness and solemnity over her face, only broken by the cunning glances which she shot askance from the corners of her eyes.
He laughed with guttural gravity; and, leaving his atmosphere behind him, stalked out of the room.
To these questions and several others which the two friends alternately addressed to her, she answered only with guttural sounds that seemed more like the growl of an animal than the voice of a human being.
I said to myself as I saw the ghastly pallor of her face contrasting with her brown hair, and heard the guttural tones of her voice.
when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision--that abrupt, weighty, unhurried, and hollow-sounding enunciation--that leaden, self- balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
His expression was pleading rather than ferocious, nor did he bare his great tusks or utter his fearful guttural warnings.
The three big fellows spoke to one another in odd guttural tones, and the man who had waited for us on the beach began chattering to them excitedly--a foreign language, as I fancied--as they laid hands on some bales piled near the stern.
He rode on in silence, except, that now and then he would give way to a burst of indignation, and exclaim, with a shake of the head and a toss of the hand toward the opposite shore--"bad men, very bad men across the river"; to each of which brief exclamations, his worthy cousin, Hay-she-in-cow-cow, would respond by a guttural sound of acquiescence, equivalent to an amen.
Pelet, for instance, and the guttural enunciation of the Flamands.