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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 ?
To savages generally is imputed a guttural articulation.
It was approaching through the jungle in a semi-erect position, now and then placing the backs of its closed fists upon the ground--a great anthropoid ape, and, as it advanced, it emitted deep guttural growls and an occasional low barking sound.
In a low guttural he cautioned the others to silence and a moment later was swinging quietly up wind into the jungle.
Gogoomy and his five tribesmen were fined three pounds each, and at Gogoomy's guttural command they refused to pay.
A guttural snore from the recumbent man caused her to turn and look down at him.
"Ah!" he went on, with a long-drawn guttural enunciation, taking out his snuff-box, the only luxury he had left himself, and tapping it with something of his old air of defiance.
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.
Except for the clanking of accouterments and the occasional squeal of an angry thoat or the low guttural of a zitidar, the passage of the cavalcade was almost noiseless, for neither thoat nor zitidar is a hoofed animal, and the broad tires of the chariots are of an elastic composition, which gives forth no sound.
Some, even, were approaching the young woman with bared fangs and menacing guttural warnings.
He swung his long arms backward and forwards, cracking his fingers, and talked unintelligibly to himself, hoarse, guttural murmurings without sense or import.
They heard a shrill whistle in the distance, and in the exact time, so well known to the sportsman, two seconds later-- another, a third, and after the third whistle the hoarse, guttural cry could be heard.