Share this entry

velar
American English: /ˈvilər/
British English: /ˈviːlə/

Translation of velar in Spanish:

adjective

  • (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • The back of the tongue lies opposite the soft palate or velum when the tongue is in a state of rest, and sounds made with the back include velar consonants and back vowels.
    • In some parts of the country vocabulary loss continues unabated, and many children struggle to pronounce the velar fricative ‘ch’ in ‘loch’ or the ‘wh’ in ‘wheesht’.
    • Modern phoneticians would more precisely categorize such consonants into velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal articulations.

Definition of velar in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: