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alveolar

alveolar

adjective al·ve·o·lar \al-ˈvē-(ə-)lər\

: of or relating to a speech sound that is made with the tip of the tongue touching the roof of the mouth near the front teeth

Full Definition of ALVEOLAR

1
:  of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli; especially :  of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the air-containing compartments of the lungs, or glands with secretory cells about a central space
2
:  articulated with the tip of the tongue touching or near the teethridge
al·ve·o·lar·ly adverb

Examples of ALVEOLAR

  1. The word two begins with an alveolar sound.

First Known Use of ALVEOLAR

1778

alveolar

adjective al·ve·o·lar \al-ˈvē-ə-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALVEOLAR

1
:  of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli
2
:  of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the air cells of the lungs, or glands with secretory cells about a central space

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