Pronunciation GB: ˌepɪˈɡlɒtɪs, adj, epiglottal ˌepɪˈɡlɒtl, GA: ˌepɪˈɡlɑt̬ɪs, ˌepɪˈɡlɑt̬l

A large flap of cartilage covered in mucous membrane, attached to the entrance of the larynx. There are three IPA symbols for epiglottal consonants: voiceless and voiced fricatives ʜ and ʢ and a plosive of unspecified voicing ʡ. One language reported to have the two fricatives is the Northeast Caucasian language Aghul.