uvular

adjective

uvu·​lar ˈyü-vyə-lər How to pronounce uvular (audio)
1
: of or relating to the uvula
uvular glands
2
: produced with the aid of the uvula
a uvular sound

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uvular was in 1843

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“Uvular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uvular. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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