follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

guttural

[guht-er-uh l] /ˈgʌt ər əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the throat.
2.
harsh; throaty.
3.
Phonetics. pertaining to or characterized by a sound articulated in the back of the mouth, as the non-English velar fricative sound [kh] /x/ (Show IPA).
noun
4.
a guttural sound.
Origin of guttural
1585-1595
1585-95; < New Latin gutturālis of the throat, equivalent to Latin guttur gullet, throat + -ālis -al1
Related forms
gutturally, adverb
gutturalness, gutturality, gutturalism, noun
nonguttural, adjective
nongutturally, adverb
nongutturalness, noun
unguttural, adjective
ungutturally, adverb
ungutturalness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for guttural
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "They have quite an eye for dramatic effect," he said in his guttural voice, and very contemptuously.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • Back and forth they scurried to the sound of that guttural Japanese voice.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Lem's jaw dropped, and he uttered a throat sound, guttural and rough.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • This was said in a guttural voice, the accent being quite Teutonic.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • The gh wurdz hav that simbol cognait with the German guttural ch az in recht, tho we du not pronowns it.

British Dictionary definitions for guttural

guttural

/ˈɡʌtərəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the throat
2.
(phonetics) pronounced in the throat or the back of the mouth; velar or uvular
3.
raucous
noun
4.
(phonetics) a guttural consonant
Derived Forms
gutturally, adverb
gutturalness, gutturality, gutturalism, noun
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin gutturālis concerning the throat, from Latin guttur gullet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for guttural
adj.

"pertaining to the throat," 1590s, from Middle French guttural, from Latin guttur "throat, gullet" (see bowel). The noun, in linguistics, is from 1690s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
guttural in Medicine

guttural gut·tur·al (gŭt'ər-əl)
adj.
Of or relating to the throat.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for guttural

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for guttural

9
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for guttural