Definitions for Alveolarælˈvi ə lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•ve•o•larælˈvi ə lər(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to alveoli.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. (of a consonant sound) articulated with the tongue touching or close to the alveolar ridge behind the upper front teeth, as English (t), (d), or (n).

    Category: Phonetics

  3. (n.)an alveolar sound.

    Category: Phonetics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alveolar consonant, dental consonant, alveolar, dental(adj)

    a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

  2. alveolar(adj)

    pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs

  3. alveolar(adj)

    pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw

    "alveolar processes"


  1. alveolar(Noun)

    An alveolar consonant

  2. alveolar(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to an alveolus

  3. alveolar(Adjective)

    Relating to the jaw ridge containing the tooth sockets

  4. alveolar(Adjective)

    Relating to the alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs

  5. alveolar(Adjective)

    Formed with the tip of the tongue touching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alveolar(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets


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