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- Sounding harsh and throaty.
- German is considered a very guttural language, with many harsh consonants.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- The departure was not unduly prolonged. […] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
- (phonetics) Articulated at the back of the mouth.
- (medicine, anatomy) Of, relating to, or connected to the throat.
- guttural duct of the ear; guttural pouch infection
sounding harsh and throaty
phonetics: articulated at the back of the mouth
guttural (plural gutturals)
- A harsh and throaty spoken sound
1899, Stanley Waterloo, The Wolf's Long Howl:
- He was hairy, and his speech of rough gutturals was imperfect.
1912, Frederic Stewart Isham, A Man and His Money:
- He seems quite an exception to some husbands in that respect!" remarked the Berliner in deep gutturals.
1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jungle Tales of Tarzan:
- "Teeka is Tarzan's," said the ape-man, in the low gutturals of the great anthropoids.
harsh and throaty spoken sound