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Meaning of glottal stop

glot'tal stop'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Phonet. Phonet.
  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
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