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Meaning of VELAR

Pronunciation:  'veelur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing')
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the velum
 

VELAR is a 5 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: hard
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ve"lar\, a. [See {Velum}.]
1. Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining
   to the soft palate.

2. (Phon.) Having the place of articulation on the soft
   palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and
   hard q.

 

 

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