noun, often capitalized
han·​gul | \ ˈhän-ˌgül How to pronounce hangul (audio) \

Definition of hangul

: the alphabetic script in which Korean is written

Examples of hangul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scribbled over and across every block in the neighborhood is hangul, the Korean alphabet, announcing restaurants and coffee shops, dry cleaners and florists, grocery stores and test-prep schools and karaoke bars. Steph Cha, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2022 But nearly 600 years ago, a scientifically minded Korean king introduced hangul, an indigenous writing system often called the best designed syllabary in the world. New York Times, 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of hangul

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hangul

Korean hangŭl

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Cite this Entry

“Hangul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangul. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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