Glottal consonant

consonant produced using the glottis as the primary articulation

A glottal consonant is a sound made using only the glottis. English has three glottal consonants, [h], as in hat, [ʔ], as in uh-oh, and [ɦ], as in uh-huh.

The International Phonetic Alphabet has symbols for three glottal consonants:

[h] and [ɦ] often are not true fricatives, and are more similar to voiceless vowels.