What does velar mean?

Definitions for velarˈvi lər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word velar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. velar, velar consonant(adj)

    a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate

  2. velar(adj)

    of or relating to the velum

  3. velar(adj)

    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')


  1. velar(Noun)

    a sound articulated at the soft palate

  2. velar(Adjective)

    Articulated at the velum or soft palate.

  3. velar(Adjective)

    Referring to a veil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velar(adj)

    of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate

  2. Velar(adj)

    having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard q

  3. Origin: [See Velum.]

Anagrams for velar »

  1. arvel, laver, ravel

  2. Arvel

  3. Ravel


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of velar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of velar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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