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 for guttural
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guttural \Gut"tur*al\, a. [L. guttur throat: cf. F. gutural.]
     Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat;
     relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the
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           Children are occasionally born with guttural swellings.
                                                    --W. Guthrie.
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           In such a sweet, guttural accent.        --Landor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guttural \Gut"tur*al\, n.
     A sound formed in the throat; esp., a sound formed by the aid
     of the back of the tongue, much retracted, and the soft
     palate; also, a letter representing such a sound.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice";
             "acres of guttural frogs" [syn: croaky, guttural]
      2: relating to or articulated in the throat; "the glottal stop
         and uvular `r' and `ch' in German `Bach' are guttural sounds"
      n 1: a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
           [syn: guttural, guttural consonant, pharyngeal,
           pharyngeal consonant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  168 Moby Thesaurus words for "guttural":
     accented, allophone, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar,
     apico-dental, articulated, articulation, aspiration, assimilated,
     assimilation, back, barytone, bilabial, blurred, brassy, brazen,
     breathy, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, check, checked,
     choked, choking, close, coarse, consonant, consonantal, continuant,
     cracked, croaking, croaky, dental, diphthong, dissimilated,
     dissimilation, dorsal, drawling, drawly, dry, dysphonic,
     epenthetic vowel, explosive, flat, front, glide, glossal, glottal,
     glottalization, gruff, hard, harsh, harsh-sounding, hawking, heavy,
     high, hoarse, husky, inarticulate, indistinct, intonated, labial,
     labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, laryngeal, lateral, lax,
     light, lingual, liquid, lisping, low, manner of articulation,
     metallic, mid, mispronounced, modification, monophthong,
     monophthongal, morphophoneme, mute, muted, muzzy, narrow, nasal,
     nasalized, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal, palatalized,
     parasitic vowel, peak, pharyngeal, pharyngealization,
     pharyngealized, phone, phoneme, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch,
     pitched, plosive, posttonic, prothetic vowel, quavering, ragged,
     raucid, raucous, retroflex, rough, rounded, roupy, rude,
     segmental phoneme, semivowel, shaking, shaky, snuffling, soft,
     sonant, sonority, speech sound, squawking, squawky, stertorous,
     stifled, stop, stopped, strangled, stressed, strong, surd,
     syllabic, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, tense, thick,
     throaty, tinny, tonal, tonic, transition sound, tremulous,
     triphthong, twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar,
     vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced, voiced sound, voiceless,
     voiceless sound, voicing, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide

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