- 1 Anatomy Relating to an alveolus.More example sentences
- It has been reported that bone loss affects the jaw bones (particularly the alveolar bone).
- Many investigators believe that the tumor arises from bronchiolar or alveolar epithelium.
- The respiratory bronchiole branches to form alveolar ducts.
- 2 Phonetics (Of a consonant) pronounced with the tip of the tongue on or near this ridge (e.g. n, s, d, t): voiced and voiceless alveolar stopsMore example sentences
- Some years ago it was pointed out to me that when I'm trying to be very precise in talking about linguistics, I use dental rather than alveolar articulations for consonants.
- Hebrew and Arabic use dentalized t, d, th, etc., while English makes the sounds farther back at the alveolar ridge.
- It must be rigid enough to promote near zero surface tensions during the alveolar compression.
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- An alveolar consonant: boundaries between alveolars and palatalsMore example sentences
- Given that both soft and hard alveolars (‘t’ and ‘d') are used in Punjabi, their representation in the new script would constitute the most baffling problem.
- The bare letters's', 't', 'n', 'l', etc. cannot be assumed to specifically represent alveolars.
- Both the /s/ and /z/ sounds are alveolars, articulated in the same place in the vocal cavity
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- The US English dictionary