Definition of Velar

1. Noun. A consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate.

Exact synonyms: Velar Consonant
Generic synonyms: Consonant



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the velum.
Partainyms: Velum
Derivative terms: Velum

3. Adjective. 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').
Similar to: Hard

Definition of Velar

1. a. Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate.

2. a. Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate.

Definition of Velar

1. Adjective. (phonetics) Articulated at the velum or soft palate. ¹

2. Adjective. (mycology) Referring to a veil. ¹

3. Noun. (phonetics) a sound articulated at the soft palate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Velar

1. a kind of speech sound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Velar

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a velum; especially. Of or pertaining to the soft palate. 2. Having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard q. See: Velum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Velar

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veitchberries
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vejjo
vel
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velamentous insertion
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velar (current term)
velar nasal
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