guttural

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

sounding harsh and throaty

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guttural - throaty

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The word ‘guttural’ is used in relation to a low, harsh, and croaked sound coming from the back of the throat. It can be used to express a noise that is strange or unpleasant (like a growl), a sound of raw emotion, or a language that sounds harsh and throaty.

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Synonyms harsh,croaky,rasping
Antonyms delicate,mellow

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  1. She was so upset that she couldn’t speak. She just released a guttural cry.

  2. Dutch and German are considered two examples of guttural languages, containing many harsh consonants.

  3. I cleared my throat before I began the presentation so that I didn’t sound guttural.

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