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guh tuh ruhl

  • n  a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  • s  like the sounds of frogs and crows
    a guttural voice
    acres of guttural frogs
  • a  relating to or articulated in the throat
    the glottal stop and uvular `r' and `ch' in German `Bach' are guttural sounds

  • The police are portrayed as stalwart but mostly dewy do-gooders, so they fade in screen appeal next to the Russky tough guys nothing like a monster mobster with a guttural .
  • In this crowded marketplace in China's far-off Gansu province, where the wind whips yellow sand in your eyes and the guttural Mongol dialect assaults your ears, a man with three .
  • The bullfrog has protruding eyes and makes a loud, guttural noise, as if he owned the frog pond.

  • Bruce Beresford in Sydney Morning Herald
    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.
  • Jon S Corzine in The Trentonian
    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.''"
  • Maureen Dowd in FAIR
    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),...

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