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1Say or pronounce in a harsh-sounding guttural manner.
- ‘this send a ringtone from my computer to my cell phone is much less gutturalized than this ungraphic ball club.’
- ‘What we end up with is a mix of classic blues atmosphere fired by hard charging, evasive, funky riffs honed with a touch of laid back swamp blues mixed up with a dirty boogie woogie background here, and a gutturalized shuffle there.’
2Articulate (a speech sound) by moving the back of the tongue toward the velum.
- ‘Letter ‘r’ in french is rolled or trilled, while gutturalized in German.’
- ‘It reminds me of kuf - even though it's grouped with the letters produced by the ‘hech’, the real kuf is gutturalized like in Arabic.’
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