uvular [yoo-vyuh-ler] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to the uvula.
  2. Phonetics. articulated with the back of the tongue held close to or touching the uvula, as in the r-sound of Parisian French.


  1. Phonetics. a uvular sound.

Origin of uvular From the New Latin word ūvulāris, dating back to 1700–10. See uvula, -ar1 Related formsu·vu·lar·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for uvular Historical Examples of uvular

  • Dickens noticed the uvular tone of voice in young thieves, due to deformity of the uvula.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • British Dictionary definitions for uvular uvular adjective

    1. of or relating to the uvula
    2. phonetics articulated with the uvula and the back of the tongue, such as the (r) sound of Parisian French


    1. a uvular consonant

    Derived Formsuvularly, adverb uvular in Medicine uvular [yōō′vyə-lər] adj.

    1. Of, relating to, or associated with the uvula.

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