ul·​tra·​low ˌəl-trə-ˈlō How to pronounce ultralow (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily low
ultralow interest rates
vehicles with ultralow emissions
Communicating with subs thousands of miles away, under thousands of feet of ocean, requires ultralow frequencies.Noah Shachtman

Examples of ultralow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Japan’s central bank kept its ultralow interest rates while most of its peers have been raising rates aggressively. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2023 What is new is the sudden burst of inflation and the end of ultralow interest rates. New York Times, 20 July 2022 More long term ultralow interest rate government bonds would mean more Silicon Valley Bank type crises as the value of those bonds imploded due to rising rates. Jack Salmon, National Review, 7 Dec. 2023 That eliminates the need to freeze the deuterium and tritium at ultralow temperatures. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 For more than a decade, ultralow interest rates let British homeowners hop carefree from one low rate to another. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2022 The boom in private credit, a fast-growing $1.5 trillion corner of Wall Street born during an era of ultralow interest rates, is starting to show cracks. Jodi Xu Klein, WSJ, 16 Oct. 2023 This isn’t typically the case with cash-out refinances these days, as many homeowners are locked into the ultralow mortgage rates of the pandemic days. Tanza Loudenback, wsj.com, 11 Oct. 2023 At a time of ultralow yields and massive central bank bond buying, perhaps this made sense. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 2 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultralow was in 1849

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“Ultralow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultralow. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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