Definition of glottal in English:


Line breaks: glot|tal
Pronunciation: /ˈglɒt(ə)l


  • Of or produced by the glottis: the unmistakable glottal accent of my home town
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    • Modern phoneticians would more precisely categorize such consonants into velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal articulations.
    • Many have strangely unresonant, throat-blocked, or glottal voices and use ‘up-talk,’ the tendency to end all sentences in a rising, questioning inflection.’
    • But one thing holds him back: the facial tics, glottal sounds, and uncontrollable gestures of Tourette's Syndrome.

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