glottal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

glottis +‎ -al

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glottal (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the glottis.
  2. (phonetics) Articulated with the glottis.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 256:
      Her Malay was the Malay of the Staate of Lanchap [...] and she spoke it fierily, with crisp glottal checks, with much bubbling reduplication.

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glottal (plural glottals)

  1. (linguistics) A sound made with the glottis

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from glott(e) (glottis) +‎ -al (-al, adjectival derivational suffix).

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glottal (feminine singular glottale, masculine plural glottaux, feminine plural glottales)

  1. (anatomy) pertaining to the glottis, glottal
  2. (phonetics) articulated with the glottis, glottal

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlɔˈtaːl/
  • Hyphenation: glot‧tal
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Adjective[edit]

glottal (not comparable)

  1. glottal

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