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uvular

[yoo-vyuh-ler] /ˈyu vyə lər/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the uvula.
2.
Phonetics. articulated with the back of the tongue held close to or touching the uvula, as in the r- sound of Parisian French.
noun
3.
Phonetics. a uvular sound.
Origin of uvular
1700-1710
From the New Latin word ūvulāris, dating back to 1700-10. See uvula, -ar1
Related forms
uvularly, adverb
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  • Dickens noticed the uvular tone of voice in young thieves, due to deformity of the uvula.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for uvular

uvular

/ˈjuːvjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the uvula
2.
(phonetics) articulated with the uvula and the back of the tongue, such as the (r) sound of Parisian French
noun
3.
a uvular consonant
Derived Forms
uvularly, adverb
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uvular in Medicine

uvular u·vu·lar (yōō'vyə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or associated with the uvula.

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