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Definition of alveolar adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

alveolar

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ælˈviːələ(r)//
 
, also BrE//ˌælviˈəʊlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ælˈviːələr//
 
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connected with a speech sound made with the tongue touching the part of the mouth behind the upper front teeth, for example /t/ and /d/ in tie and die

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