hangul

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 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, "The Week in Arts: One Ariana Grande, Two Stadiums; Toni Morrison on the Silver Screen," 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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“Hangul.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangul. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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