uvular


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Related to uvular: pharyngeal, glottal, uvular muscle

u·vu·lar

(yū'vyū-lăr),
Relating to the uvula.
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uvular

(yo͞o′vyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or associated with the uvula.
2. Linguistics Articulated by vibration of the uvula or with the back of the tongue near or touching the uvula.
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u·vu·lar

(ū'vyū-lăr)
Relating to the uvula.
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The subtle distinction between the velar 'k' sound and the uvular 'q' sound in Inuktitut is often difficult for learners of the language to distinguish and pronounce.
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After a performance in Hebrew of My Fair Lady, in which Eliza is taught to pronounce the r-sound as an apical flap or trill (as in Italian) as opposed to a uvular fricative (as in most varieties of German or Modern Hebrew), Blanc's daughter asked him why Eliza was being taught a low-class pronunciation.