Pharyngeal



[fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, far-in-jee-uh l] /fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated near the .
2.
Phonetics. articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and constriction of the .
noun
3.
Phonetics. a pharyngeal speech sound.
/ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated in or near the pharynx
2.
(phonetics) pronounced or supplemented in pronunciation with an articulation in or constriction of the pharynx
noun
3.
(phonetics) a pharyngeal speech sound
adj.

“pertaining to the pharynx,” 1799, from Modern Latin pharyngeus, from pharynx (see pharynx) + -al (1). Alternative pharyngal is attested from 1835, from Modern Latin pharyngem with -al (1) substituted.

pharyngeal pha·ryn·ge·al (fə-rĭn’jē-əl, -jəl, fār’ĭn-jē’əl) or pha·ryn·gal (fə-rĭng’gəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, located in, or coming from the pharynx.

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