What is the difference between UX testing and usability testing?

For example Wikipedia simply redirects "UX testing" to "Usability testing" (as of 2021-10-18)

While for example here there are claims that there are differences, but I am not too impressed by answer quality. Similarly say https://fuzzymath.com/blog/difference-between-usability-and-user-experience/

This page has https://ux.stackexchange.com/tags/usability-testing/info but no mention of UX testing there - and no equivalent UX testing tag

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Usability testing is an observational methodology to test out products with users. UX Testing I believe encompasses all methods to test and measure the UX like: Usability studies, Card sorting, Heuristics etc.

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