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English definition of “glottal stop”

glottal stop

noun [C] uk   /ˌɡlɒt.əlˈstɒp/ us    /ˌɡlɑː.t̬əlˈstɑːp/ specialized
a speech sound produced by closing the vocal cords and then opening them quickly so that the air from the lungs is released with forcePhonology and phoneticsWays of speaking
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