tu·​bu·​lar | \ ˈtü-byə-lər How to pronounce tubular (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tubular

1a : having the form of or consisting of a tube a tubular calyx
b : made or provided with tubes
2 : of, relating to, or sounding as if produced through tubes

Examples of tubular in a Sentence

a radiator of tubular construction
Recent Examples on the Web But the choice of hot dogs is perhaps a bit surprising, given his public history with the tubular food. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 10 Jan. 2022 Most creatures—including humans—have tubular intestines that require muscle contractions to push food through. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Dec. 2021 In the living room overlooking the lush park, the dining table is a round, chic concrete piece by Martin Szekely, surrounded by tubular chairs from Cassina based on a design by the great French-woman Charlotte Perriand. Ted Loos, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2021 The suspension features FOX Performance Elite fully adjustable coilovers with DSC and BDS high-clearance tubular control arms. Josh Max, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Pineapple sage blooms late in the season, producing tubular scarlet-red flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 3 Jan. 2022 During a 2008 colonoscopy, President Biden had another tubular adenoma removed. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, 29 Nov. 2021 This easy-growing evergreen shrub is covered in narrow green leaves and bright yellow tubular flowers that morph into small, balloony yellow fruits. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Nov. 2021 The creatures attach their tubular bodies to underwater objects and use an array of thin tentacles to snatch their prey. Kate S. Petersen, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of tubular

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tubular was in 1673

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23 Jan 2022

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“Tubular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubular. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of tubular

: having the form of a tube
: made of a tube or tubes


tu·​bu·​lar | \ ˈtü-byə-lər How to pronounce tubular (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Kids Definition of tubular

1 : having the form of or made up of a tube tubular flowers
2 : made with tubes


tu·​bu·​lar | \ ˈt(y)ü-byə-lər How to pronounce tubular (audio) \

Medical Definition of tubular

1 : having the form of or consisting of a tube
2 : of, relating to, or sounding as if produced through a tube or tubule tubular rales

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