Definitions for velarˈvi lər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to a velum, esp. the soft palate.
(of a consonant) articulated with the tongue close to or touching the soft palate, as the sounds (k), (g), or (ng).
(n.)a velar consonant.
Origin of velar:
1720–30; < L
velar, velar consonant(adj)
a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
of or relating to the velum
produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing')
a sound articulated at the soft palate
Articulated at the velum or soft palate.
Referring to a veil.
of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate
having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard q