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Definitions and Synonyms of velar | Another word for velar | What is velar?

Definition 1: a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for velar in the sense of this definition

(velar is a kind of ...) a speech sound that is not a vowel

Definition 2: of or relating to the velum - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 3: 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') - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(velar is similar to ...) (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum

"Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"

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