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glottal stop

[glot′əl stop]
1 a speech sound made by closure of the glottis or vocal folds and then an explosive release.
2 an abnormal sound substitution with a guttural quality.

glot·tal stop

(glotăl stop)
A stop and then a release of sound at the point of the glottis (e.g., Clint-N).

glottal stop

A speech characteristic in which there is sudden interruption of the voice sound from a momentary complete closure of the vocal cords (GLOTTIS).