A small, conical, fleshy mass of tissue suspended from the center of the soft palate.(noun)
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Use "uvula" in a sentence
"(Did anyone else's grandmother call their uvula an alligouzal?"
"The uvula is the fleshy thing that hangs down from the roof of your mouth."
"GROSS: You have a very unique voice, and physically one of the reasons for part of the uniqueness of your singing is that you don't have a uvula, which is that … Ms. O'DAY: Oh, you read my book … GROSS: I did read your book."