Definition of Glottal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or produced by the glottis. "Glottal stops"

Partainyms: Glottis
Derivative terms: Glottis

Definition of Glottal

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic.

Definition of Glottal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the glottis. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) A sound made with the glottis. ¹

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Definition of Glottal

1. glottis [adj] - See also: glottis

Medical Definition of Glottal

1. Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic. Glottal catch, an effect produced upon the breath or voice by a sudden opening or closing of the glotts. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Glottal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glottal

glossy antshrike
glossy antshrikes
glossy skin
glossy snake
glost oven
glost ovens
glottal (current term)
glottal catch
glottal plosive
glottal stop
glottal stops
glottalic airstream

Literary usage of Glottal

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1. Stability and Variation in Hopi Song by George List (1993)
"The glottal Stop In these transcriptions the glottal stop is indicated by a ... Linguists commonly represent the glottal stop by the apostrophe but here ..."

2. A Danish and Dano-Norwegian Grammar by Peter Olsen Groth (1894)
"glottal STOP. 76. The accent stress (including in some cases the secondary accent) takes in Danish in a great many (originally) monosyllabic words the ..."

3. German Orthography and Phonology: A Treatise with a Word-list by George Hempl (1897)
"glottal CONSONANTS. 1) The glottal Fricative fy (§ 200) is produced by the friction of the breath against the vocal chords as they gradually stiffen ..."

4. A Handbook of Phonetics by Henry Sweet (1877)
"glottal CONSONANTS. 160. All of these are treated under other headings. For (H), the aspirate, see § 195; for (R) and (x) §§ 18 and 20. ..."

5. A New German Grammar for Beginners by Paul Valentine Bacon (1916)
"The sound of the vowel is then preceded by the little, jerky cough — the " glottal catch " — caused by the sudden bursting open of the vocal cords: odd [ or ..."

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