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glot'tal stop'



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1. a plosive consonant whose occlusion and release are accomplished chiefly at the glottis, as in the Scottish articulation of the t-sound of little, bottle, etc.
2. a stop consonant, without release, having glottal occlusion as a secondary articulation, as in yep for yes, nope for no. Also called glottal.

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