from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the throat.
- adj. Having a harsh grating quality, as certain sounds produced in the back of the mouth.
- adj. Linguistics Velar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sounding harsh and throaty.
- adj. Of, relating to, or connected to the throat.
- n. A harsh and throaty spoken sound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat; relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the throat.
- n. A sound formed in the throat; esp., a sound formed by the aid of the back of the tongue, much retracted, and the soft palate; also, a letter representing such a sound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in or as in the throat: as, the guttural (superior thyroid) artery; a guttural sound; guttural speech.
- n. A sound or combination of sounds pronounced in the throat, or in the back part of the mouth toward the throat, as k; any guttural sound or utterance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
- adj. relating to or articulated in the throat
- adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows
French, from New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur, throat.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin gutturālis, from Latin guttur ("throat") + -ālis. (Wiktionary)