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Definition of velar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

velar

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈviːlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈviːlər//
 
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a speech sound made by placing the back of the tongue against or near the back part of the mouth, for example /k/ or /ɡ/ in the English words key and go See related entries: Phonetics Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin velaris, from velum ‘sail, curtain, covering, veil’.

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