how to pronounce guttural


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the above transcription of guttural is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

guttural is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of guttural in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hours it was a guttural cry so I can't …”

meanings of guttural


  1. Of, relating to, or connected to the throat.
  2. Sounding harsh and throaty.
  3. Articulated at the back of the mouth.


  1. A harsh and throaty spoken sound.

guttural frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word guttural occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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