guttural guttural  /ˈɡə tə rəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  2. (adj) like the sounds of frogs and crows
  3. (adj) relating to or articulated in the throat

Usage(s):

  1. The bullfrog has protruding eyes and makes a loud, guttural noise, as if he owned the frog pond.
  2. Caucasian Uighur men in embroidered hats sit on handwoven carpets hawking fearsome knives, gaudy jewelry, kebabs and figs in a guttural language received from their Turkic forebears.
  3. You have one of the most famous guttural L's in broadcasting.

News

  • Virginia grad Shabaz earns singles title at Futures tennis event

    By Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Michael Shabaz dropped his racket and let out a guttural scream, “Yeah!” A rain delay of almost 21?2 hours didn’t dampen his enthusiasm. Third-seeded Shabaz ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

Quotes

  1. "The worst was probably my lunch with Harrison Ford, in which he failed to say even one word but just made guttural ape-like noises," Beresford writes.
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Bruce Beresford Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Corzine said such rumors are "not true'' and said, I'm not going to comment on that kind of low, guttural politics going on in this state.''"
    on Nov 5, 2005 By: Jon S Corzine Source: The Trentonian

  3. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called it his "guttural primary primal scream" (1/22/04), and it was described in various Times news stories as "growling and defiant" and a "guttural, concession-speech battle cry" (1/21/04),...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Maureen Dowd Source: FAIR

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