uvular


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u·vu·lar

 (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.

uvular

(ˈjuːvjʊlə)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the uvula
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics articulated with the uvula and the back of the tongue, such as the (r) sound of Parisian French
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a uvular consonant
ˈuvularly adv

u•vu•lar

(ˈyu vyə lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the uvula.
2. (of a consonant) articulated with the back of the tongue close to or touching the uvula, as the r-sound of Parisian French.
n.
3. a uvular consonant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uvular - of or relating to or associated with the uvula; "the uvular r"
Translations

uvular

[ˈjuːvjələʳ] ADJuvular

uvular

adjuvular; the uvular Rdas Zäpfchen-R
nZäpfchenlaut m, → Uvular m
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Coronals and dorsals both tend to have a three-way split, usually involving coarticulated tongue-root features: coronals into dentals, alveolars, and postalveolars (retroflex for Dravidian), while dorsals have palatal, velar, and uvular stops.
He also had rightward uvular deviation, absent gag reflex, weakness of the left sternocleidomastoid and trapezius, House Brackman grade 2 left facial nerve weakness and an immobile left vocal cord.
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.
UA narrowing was followed by tonsillar enlargement, uvular enlargement and tongue enlargement.
O tepe possui um alofone, a vibrante, e a fricativa velar possui o alofone fricativa uvular.
Examination revealed the presence of a left peritonsillar bulge with purple discoloration of the anterior tonsillar pillar and asymmetric uvular elevation.
Other unfamiliar phonemes also suggest word breaks: ejectives in (f and 1), and an aspirated uvular in (j).
Uvular r-sounds have a high third formant, sometimes close to the fourth formant.