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pharyngeal

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BrE BrE//fəˈrɪndʒiəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈrɪndʒiəl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌfærɪnˈdʒiəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfærɪnˈdʒiəl//
 
 
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(also pharyngeal consonant) (phonetics) a speech sound produced by the root of the tongue using the pharynx Word Origin early 19th cent.: from modern Latin pharyngeus (from Greek pharunx, pharung- ‘throat’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pharyngeal

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