glottal stop
noun Date: 1888 the interruption of the breath stream during speech by closure of the glottis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • glottal stop — n technical a speech sound made by completely closing and then opening your glottis, which in some forms of spoken English may take the place of a /t/ between vowel sounds or may be used before a vowel sound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glottal stop — ► NOUN ▪ a consonant formed by the audible release of the airstream after complete closure of the glottis …   English terms dictionary

  • glottal stop — n. Phonet. a speech sound (IPA symbol [ʾ]) articulated by a momentary complete closing of the glottis: it is sometimes heard as a variant for medial t (as in bottle or water) in some English dialects, and is the medial sound in the negative… …   English World dictionary

  • Glottal stop — This article is about the sound in spoken language. For the letter, see glottal stop (letter). Pronunciation, and representation in phonetics/linguisticsThe glottal stop, or more fully, the voiceless glottal plosive, is a type of consonantal… …   Wikipedia

  • glottal stop — noun a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel • Syn: ↑glottal plosive, ↑glottal catch • Hypernyms: ↑stop consonant, ↑stop, ↑occlusive, ↑plosive consonant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • glottal stop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms glottal stop : singular glottal stop plural glottal stops linguistics a sound made by stopping air as it passes through your throat. In some varieties of spoken English a glottal stop is often used instead of a …   English dictionary

  • glottal stop — Phonet. 1. a plosive consonant whose occlusion and release are accomplished chiefly at the glottis, as in the Scottish articulation of the t sound of little, bottle, etc. 2. a stop consonant, without release, having glottal occlusion as a… …   Universalium

  • glottal stop — glot|tal stop [ ,glatl stap ] noun count LINGUISTICS a sound made by stopping air as it passes through the throat. In some varieties of spoken English a glottal stop is often used instead of a t sound in the middle or at the end of a word …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glottal stop — noun A plosive sound articulated with the glottis. Syn: glottal plosive, hiatus …   Wiktionary

  • glottal stop — /glɒtl ˈstɒp/ (say glotl stop) noun a stop consonant made by briefly closing the glottis so tightly that no breath can pass through …   Australian English dictionary

  • glottal stop — glot′tal stop′ n. phn a plosive consonant whose occlusion and release are accomplished chiefly at the glottis, as in the Scottish articulation of the t sound of little, bottle, etc • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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