alveolar

Primary Meanings of alveolar

1.
adj
pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
2.
adjn
pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw
a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
Full Definitions of alveolar
1

adj pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs

2

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

alveolar processes”

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

Synonyms:
alveolar consonant, dental, dental consonant
Type of:
consonant
a speech sound that is not a vowel

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