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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A speech sound produced by a momentary complete closure of the glottis, followed by an explosive release.

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  • n. A plosive sound articulated with the glottis.

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  • n. a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel

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  • there's a gutteral stop in my throat.
    there's a gutteral stop in my throat.
    the wind comes in from far and wide.
    sands blow.
    grains collide.
    i'm changing inside.
    and there's a gutteral stop in my throat.

    ~The Extra Glenns

    March 5, 2007

  • A sound produced by the sudden opening or shutting of the glottis with an emission of breath or voice.
    Usage: 1877 SWEET Handbook of Phonetics II. 6 "The most familiar example of this ‘glottal catch’ is an ordinary cough." Also, 1888, same author, History of English Sounds 1 "The Glottal stop is produced by a sudden shutting or opening of the glottis, as in a cough."

    February 5, 2007