han·​gul ˈhän-ˌgül How to pronounce hangul (audio)
often capitalized
: the alphabetic script in which Korean is written

Examples of hangul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process works more smoothly for simpler scripts like Japanese hiragana and katakana, and is more involved for Chinese and some Korean hangul. Naaman Zhou, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2022 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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Word History


Korean hangŭl

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hangul was in 1946

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“Hangul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangul. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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