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velar

Pronunciation: /ˈviːlər; ˈviːlə(r)/

Translation of velar in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [Linguistics/Lingüística] velar
    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.

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