sub·​aque·​ous | \ ˌsəb-ˈā-kwē-əs How to pronounce subaqueous (audio) , -ˈa- \

Definition of subaqueous

: existing, formed, or taking place in or under water

Examples of subaqueous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every subaqueous idea is rooted to more than present-moment politics. Morgan Greene,, "For Hubbard Street's fall series, you'll follow dancers on loading docks and stairwells of Harris Theater," 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, "Ambitious Frost Museum design is imperfect. So is role of science in post-fact era," 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, "W. G. Sebald, Humorist," 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, "It’s hard to love a mall. Brickell City Centre may be the exception.," 12 May 2017 My list includes epipsychidion, subaqueous, crunk, antidisestablishmentarianism, zombie, amphisbaena, floccinaucinihilipilification, dudical, enantiomorphism and Taco Bell. John Brownlee, WIRED, "Wordie: Turning Word Lovers Into Lovers," 1 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of subaqueous

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Subaqueous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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