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Meaning of "uvular" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UVULAR

uvular  [ˈjuːvjʊlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UVULAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Uvular can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UVULAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Uvular consonant

Uvulars are consonants articulated with the back of the tongue against or near the uvula, that is, further back in the mouth than velar consonants. Uvulars may be stops, fricatives, nasals, trills, or approximants, though the IPA does not provide a separate symbol for the approximant, and the symbol for the voiced fricative is used instead. Uvular affricates can certainly be made but are rare: they occur in some southern High-German dialects, as well as in a few African and Native American languages.

Definition of uvular in the English dictionary

The first definition of uvular in the dictionary is of or relating to the uvula. Other definition of uvular is articulated with the uvula and the back of the tongue, such as the sound of Parisian French. Uvular is also a uvular consonant.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UVULAR


anovular
ænˈɒvjʊlə
binovular
bɪˈnɒvjʊlə
biovular
ˌbaɪˈɒvjʊlə
bivalvular
baɪˈvælvjʊlə
cellular
ˈsɛljʊlə
circular
ˈsɜːkjʊlə
formula
ˈfɔːmjʊlə
insula
ˈɪnsjʊlə
molecular
məʊˈlɛkjʊlə
monovular
mɒˈnɒvjʊlə
nervular
ˈnɜːvjʊlə
ovular
ˈɒvjʊlə
particular
pəˈtɪkjʊlə
popular
ˈpɒpjʊlə
regular
ˈrɛɡjʊlə
spectacular
spɛkˈtækjʊlə
trivalvular
traɪˈvælvjʊlə
univalvular
ˌjuːnɪˈvælvjʊlə
uvula
ˈjuːvjʊlə
valvular
ˈvælvjʊlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UVULAR

uvarovite
uvea
uveal
Uvedale
uveitic
uveitis
uveous
UVF
uvula
uvulae
uvularly
uvulitis
UWB
UWIST
Uxbridge
Uxmal
uxorial
uxorially
uxoricidal
uxoricide

WORDS THAT END LIKE UVULAR

angular
calcular
cardiovascular
curricular
formular
in particular
intracellular
irregular
modular
muscular
ocular
perpendicular
rectangular
secular
singular
triangular
tubular
vascular
vehicular
vestibular

Synonyms and antonyms of uvular in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «uvular» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UVULAR

Find out the translation of uvular to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of uvular from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «uvular» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小舌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uvular
570 millions of speakers

English

uvular
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

uvular
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لهوي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

увулярный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uvular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলিজিহ্বাগত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

uvulaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uvular
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

uvular
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

口蓋垂の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구 개수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uvular
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về lưởi gà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உள் நாக்கு சார்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नक्षीदार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçük dil ile ilgili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dell´ugola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uwularne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

увулярний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uvulare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σταφυλικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uvular
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uvular
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uvular
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of uvular

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UVULAR»

The term «uvular» is normally little used and occupies the 119.364 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UVULAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «uvular» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «uvular» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about uvular

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UVULAR»

Discover the use of uvular in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to uvular and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Modern German Pronunciation: An Introduction for Speakers of ...
voiced uvular trill There is no sound like this in English (with the exception of the so-called 'Northumbrian burr' in a small area in the north-east of England), and English-speakers often find the uvular [R] difficult to pronounce. A good ...
Christopher Hall, 2003
2
Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIX: Papers from the ...
As such it is a voiceless uvular stop.14 For reasons including "dialect mixing and processes of koineization" (Behnstedt 2006:596) among several others, the uvular stop has undergone a number of changes within and across various Arabic ...
Elabbas Benmamoun, 2007
3
Dialectology
1 1 .4 Uvular M in Europe One linguistic feature that has undergone a remarkable degree of geographical diffusion across language frontiers is the European uvular /r/. Originally, all the languages of Europe had a consonant /r/ pronounced as ...
J. K. Chambers, Peter Trudgill, 1998
4
The Phonological Structure of the Verbal Roots in Arabic and ...
My proposal shows some similarity to that of Yip (1989), who also stated that the feature [a cont] may play a role in the way the uvular stop and the uvular fricatives differ in their co-occurrence restrictions. However, in her proposal, she did not ...
Bernard Nehemia Bachra, 2001
5
Theoretical Aspects of Kashaya Phonology and Morphology
Formally, the generalization is that for some speakers or in some circumstances Uvular Assimilation from /qw/ fails when the following vowel is specified [+high]. Similar data come from the Reflexive, including a shorter allomorph which, like ...
Eugene Buckley, 1994
6
Comprehensive Articulatory Phonetics: A Tool for Mastering ...
Using palatal and uvular consonants in the place of velar consonants makes no difference in the meaning of English words. In some languages, however, these sounds can be contrastive. In such languages it is very important to be able to ...
T. L. Cleghorn, N. M. Rugg, 2011
7
A Linguistic Geography of Africa
As regards Datooga, all the modern dialects display an opposition of plain k vs. another dorsal phoneme which has a broad variety of phonetic realization from uvular stop q to voiceless uvular fricative v, voiced uvular fricative R, or even ...
Bernd Heine, Derek Nurse, 2008
8
Uvular Consonants: Uvular Consonant, Voiceless Uvular ...
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Books Llc, 2010
9
Phonology: Critical Concepts in Linguistics
A palatal as distinct from a velar will be assigned the dependent feature [I]; a uvular or pharyngeal will be assigned the dependent feature [A]. There are not many languages distinguishing palatal, velar, uvular and pharyngeal articulations, but ...
Charles W. Kreidler, 2001
10
Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages
Our results show that a non-negligible portion of the Town Frisian informants (six out of 30) did not speak with an alveolar [r] but with a uvular [r]. Should this be attributed to the influence of Dutch? We think that this is indeed the case.
James N. Stanford, Dennis Richard Preston, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UVULAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term uvular is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Traditional 'Surgeon' Who Treated Kenyatta Marks 60 Years of Service
... of the major side effects is permanent change in the voice. After getting it removed, the person finds difficulty in verbalizing words that have uvular 'r' phoneme ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
2
Why There's a Dangling Thing In Our Throats
The uvula may be important for speech — it's used to make uvular sounds (think of the trilled r's in French), but it could also affect voice quality. At least one study ... «Smithsonian, Dec 14»
3
Flula Urges You To Take the Honda Fit Challenge
... bumps and grinds (and making an effortless R Kelly reference) and advising Shane Hawk to roll around without skimping on that sweet, sweet uvular trill. Flula. «The News Wheel, May 14»
4
Why does Q almost always go with a U?
The road from uvular Q to quaint, quirky QU isn't as haphazard as it might seem. The 'u' vowel is produced with the tongue further back in the mouth, so 'k' is ... «The Week Magazine, Feb 14»
5
A Manifesto Against Irony
The fricative slide, the uvular trill, the drawn-out vowel of ooooh, the pull of the breath inside then down, the throat, the wanting throat. The moist and warm and ... «TheStranger.com, Sep 13»
6
SAN what? Gene tries to make sense of a radio ad
Here it is: “We are selling a tree-sourced appliance for the implementation and maximization of the achievement of epiglottal and uvular exposure and ... «Washington Post, Aug 13»
7
Putonghua rated more 'weird' than Cantonese in language study
Unlike Cantonese, Putonghua has “uvular continuants” and some limits on “velar nasals” (as in the ng sound), which are features considered rare worldwide, ... «South China Morning Post, Aug 13»
8
Burr spreading in Norway
The burr, a distinctive uvular articulation of the letter R also called a guttural R, ... grasseyer (the verb for uvular trilling) is believed to have originatedin Paris in ... «The Foreigner, Jun 13»
9
A phonological description of beatbox noises
Especially if you do uvular and bilabial trills at the same time. This is more than just cheap trills. Bonus: Epenthesis. You've probably heard beatbox performers ... «The Week Magazine, Jun 13»
10
A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds
Don't confuse this with the other kind of "hoarking," which usually follows on this and is followed by spitting; that one is a simple voiceless labialized uvular ... «The Week Magazine, May 13»

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