Definition of laryngeal in English:

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laryngeal

Pronunciation: /ləˈrinj(ē)əl/ /ˌlerənˈjēəl/

adjective

1Relating to the larynx: the laryngeal artery
More example sentences
  • Pancreatic, pulmonary, pleural, laryngeal, adrenal, pericardial, myocardial and lingual leishmaniasis have also been reported.
  • Structures include the thyroid gland, aortic arch and great vessels, proximal portions of the vagus and recurrent laryngeal nerves, esophagus and trachea.
  • Saccular diverticula of the laryngeal ventricle are often reported.
1.1 Phonetics (Of a speech sound) made in the larynx with the vocal cords partly closed and partly vibrating (producing, in English, the so-called “creaky voice” sound): laryngeal consonants

noun

Phonetics
A laryngeal sound.
Example sentences
  • It is still in intense debate how many laryngeals there were, but most linguists agree on three.
  • After all, the laryngeals were first postulated before Hittite was deciphered.
  • Alleged cognates will be discarded as soon as the exact number of laryngeals and fricatives in Nostratic and the new phonemic correspondences are established.

Origin

Late 18th century: from modern Latin laryngeus 'relating to the larynx' + -al.

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