Meaning of constriction
Pronunciation: (kun-strik'shun), [key]
- the act of constricting.
- the state of being constricted; tightness or inward pressure.
- a constricted part.
- something that constricts.
- an articulated narrowing of the vocal tract that in consonants audibly obstructs the flow of air and in vowels defines an interconnection between or among resonance cavities. Cf. closure (def. 6).
- constriction (Thesaurus)