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uvular
American English: /ˈjuvjələr/
British English: /ˈjuːvjʊlə/

Translation of uvular in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • In some Semitic languages the cognate sound is a voiceless uvular stop.
    • It originated as the Phoenician symbol qop, which had the value of a voiceless uvular plosive: a k like sound made well back in the mouth.
    • Modern phoneticians would more precisely categorize such consonants into velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal articulations.

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