Definition of annular in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈanjʊlə/


Ring-shaped: complex craters have uplifted central structures surrounded by an annular trough and a fractured rim
More example sentences
  • The eclipse is an example of the rarest type of solar eclipse, a ‘hybrid’ in which some areas see a total eclipse while others see an annular, or ring-shaped, eclipse.
  • The tympanic bone is distinctively annular (ring-shaped).
  • The Sun undergoes an annular, or ring-shaped, eclipse on the 3rd.



Example sentences
  • On the other hand the portion formed into an annularly corrugated shape lacks flexibility if the whole of the hose is formed from a hard resin material.
  • The annularly arranged gas supply tubes extend into the converging part up to a second point.
  • The present invention relates to a structure of stator wire groove seats having annularly closed stable devices.


Late 16th century: from French annulaire or Latin annularis, from anulus, annulus 'a ring'.

Words that rhyme with annular


For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: an¦nu|lar

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.