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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 force
Translations of “glottal stop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 喉塞音,聲門閉鎖音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喉塞音,声门闭塞音…
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