GLOTTAL STOP

an explosive speech stop caused by the complete closure of the glottis that is followed by the sudden release of breath. An example is the native pronunciation of Hawai'i.

GLOTTAL STOP: "A glottal stop is not often heard in spoken English but is in words from other languages."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLOTTAL STOP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glottal-stop/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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