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guttural

gut·tur·al

guttural

 
 
pronunciation:
guh t rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or produced in the throat.
definition 2: harsh-sounding.
guttural speech
similar words:
gruff
definition 3: articulated in the back of the mouth; velar.
He spoke English with the guttural r's of his native German.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a guttural noise or a letter representing a guttural speech sound.
derivations: gutturally (adv.), gutturalness (n.)
Word Parts
The word guttural contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.