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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Subaqueous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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