velar


ve·lar

adjective \ˈvē-lər\

Definition of VELAR

1
:  formed with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate <the velar \k\ of \ˈkül\ cool>
2
:  of, forming, or relating to a velum and especially the soft palate
velar noun

Origin of VELAR

New Latin velaris, from velum
First Known Use: 1876

ve·lar

adjective \ˈvē-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VELAR

: of, forming, or relating to a velum and especially the soft palate

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