gorgia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gorge, from Middle French gorge, from Old French gorge, from Late Latin gurga, related to Latin gurges (whirlpool)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɔr.d͡ʒa/, [ˈɡɔr̺d͡ʒä]
  • Rhymes: -ɔrdʒa
  • Stress: gòrgia
  • Hyphenation: gor‧gia

Noun[edit]

gorgia f (plural gorge)

  1. (obsolete, anatomy) throat
    Synonym: gola (not obsolete)
  2. (figuratively) ravine, gorge
    Synonym: gola
  3. (linguistics, phonetics) Meanings related to linguistics:
    1. The lenition of the stop consonants /p, t, k/ (especially the lattermost) found in several areas of Tuscany.
    2. The pronunciation of the letter R as a uvular trill.

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