HyperDic: velar

English > 3 senses of the word velar:
ADJECTIVEpertvelarof or relating to the velum
allvelarproduced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as 'k' in 'cat' and 'g' in 'gun' and 'ng / ng' in 'sing')
NOUNcommunicationvelar, velar consonanta consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
English > velar: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the velum.
Spanishvelar
Nounsveluma muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
English > velar: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningproduced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as 'k' in 'cat' and 'g' in 'gun' and 'ng / ng' in 'sing').
Broaderhard(of speech sounds)
Spanishvelar
English > velar: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate.
Synonymvelar consonant
BroaderconsonantA speech sound that is not a vowel
Spanishvelar
Catalanvelar

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