from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or articulated in the glottis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the glottis.
- n. A sound made with the glottis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of pertaining to, or formed by tile glottis: as, a glottal catch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or produced by the glottis
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The real revelation about the movie, however, is that no matter how good a job Ralph Fiennes does at playing a creepy old madman - which he does quite well, transforming his entire body into a fearful half-hunch as he murmurs in glottal half-phrases – he is still too goddamn good-looking for some parts.
So if this had already occurred by the time of Proto-Semitic contact, there would only be two reasonably good matches for Proto-Semitic laryngeal -ʔ-, namely glottal *-h- ( PIE *h1) or velar *x ( PIE *h2).
This form of articulation, somewhat resembling a slight cough, is called a glottal stop.
And 'glottal' is such a perfect descriptor, I know exactly what you mean by that and plan to use it every chance I get!
A Japanese monster movie, dubbed into extremely glottal German.
And the achievement — the glottal suspense of "Beat It," the aspirated frenzy of "Dont Stop 'til You Get Enough," the roiling, implacable funk of "Billie Jean," the impregnable position of "Thriller" as the greatest novelty single of all time — was, even as my taste in pop became more jaded and skeptical, persistently superb.
I'm trying to figure out what glottal suspense is.
I think that in addition to English favoring closed syllables, it tends to have an audible glottal stop between words, like other Germanic languages.
His breakout record, "Deep Throat," studded a sturdy dance beat with an eccentric series of glottal throat sounds, and his formula has grown no more conventional in the years since.
The accent is London, quick, full of light glottal stops where the 't' in 'it' doesn't happen at the teeth, but at the back of the tongue.