:Pharyngeal: Pronunciation GB: ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl, GA: ˌferɪnˈdʒiːəl The name of a place of articulation. The active articulator is the root of the tongue and the passive articulator is the rear wall of the pharynx. [ħ] is an example of a pharyngeal sound. Vocal tract outline from Laver J. (1994) Principles of phonetics. Cambridge University Press.