subaqueous

adjective

sub·​aque·​ous ˌsəb-ˈā-kwē-əs How to pronounce subaqueous (audio)
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: existing, formed, or taking place in or under water

Examples of subaqueous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one of the more audacious experiments, Everett suggested covering a microphone with a condom and submerging it in a bucket of water to record some of the subaqueous sounds that ripple through the album. Eric Torres, Pitchfork, 14 Sep. 2023 Crossing the Detroit River from underground through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a one-of-a-kind experience as the only existing subaqueous international automobile border crossing in the world. Lauryn Azu, Chicago Tribune, 28 Mar. 2023 One March day in 1873, some of these subaqueous artifacts were dragged for the first time into sunlight. WIRED, 28 Feb. 2023 Every subaqueous idea is rooted to more than present-moment politics. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2017 Viewers can watch all of this and, in a sense, become an intimate part of the subaqueous realm through a 31-foot-wide oculus lens that looks up through the aquarium from one of the lower levels. Alastair Gordon, miamiherald, 19 Aug. 2017 Sebald’s quiet, bashful, mysteriously subaqueous prose brings alive the paradoxical combination of drift and paralysis that has afflicted these lives. James Wood, The New Yorker, 31 May 2017 The elevated plazas take on a kind of luminosity and subaqueous glow, as if the entire complex had been submerged beneath the sea. Alastair Gordon, miamiherald, 12 May 2017 My list includes epipsychidion, subaqueous, crunk, antidisestablishmentarianism, zombie, amphisbaena, floccinaucinihilipilification, dudical, enantiomorphism and Taco Bell. John Brownlee, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2006

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Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subaqueous was in 1677

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“Subaqueous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subaqueous. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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