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gutturalize Syllabification: gut·tur·al·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈɡədərəˌlīz/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of gutturalize in English:


[with object]
1Say or pronounce in a harsh-sounding guttural manner.
Example sentences
  • this send a ringtone from my computer to my cell phone is much less gutturalized than this ungraphic ball club.
  • What we end up with is a mix of classic blues atmosphere fired by hard charging, evasive, funky riffs honed with a touch of laid back swamp blues mixed up with a dirty boogie woogie background here, and a gutturalized shuffle there.
2Articulate (a speech sound) by moving the back of the tongue toward the velum.
Example sentences
  • Letter ‘r’ in french is rolled or trilled, while gutturalized in German.
  • It reminds me of kuf - even though it's grouped with the letters produced by the ‘hech’, the real kuf is gutturalized like in Arabic.
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