of or relating to the uvula.
Phonetics. articulated with the back of the tongue held close to or touching the uvula, as in the r-sound of Parisian French.


Phonetics. a uvular sound.

Origin of uvular

From the New Latin word ūvulāris, dating back to 1700–10. See uvula, -ar1
Related formsu·vu·lar·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for uvular

Historical Examples of uvular

  • Dickens noticed the uvular tone of voice in young thieves, due to deformity of the uvula.


    Eugene S. Talbot

British Dictionary definitions for uvular



of or relating to the uvula
phonetics articulated with the uvula and the back of the tongue, such as the (r) sound of Parisian French


a uvular consonant
Derived Formsuvularly, adverb
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uvular in Medicine




Of, relating to, or associated with the uvula.
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