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Noun: glottal stop  gló-t(u)l stóp
  1. A stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
    - glottal plosive, glottal catch

Derived forms: glottal stops

Type of: occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant

Encyclopedia: Glottal stop