[ yoo-vyuh-ler ]
/ ˈyu vyə lər /
Phonetics. a uvular sound.
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Related formsu·vu·lar·ly, 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
/ (ˈjuːvjʊlə) /
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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Medicine definitions for uvular
[ yōō′vyə-lər ]
Of, relating to, or associated with the uvula.
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