Definition of velaric airstream in English:

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velaric airstream

Pronunciation: /vɪˈlarɪk/

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noun

Phonetics
The creation of an ingressive airstream in the mouth by use of tongue contact with the velum, used to make clicks. Contrasted with pulmonic airstream.
Example sentences
  • The sounds produced by velaric airstream are called clicks.
  • This so-called velaric airstream mechanism is always ingressive (the air is sucked in) and can only be used for stops and affricates.

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