velar

Definitions of velar
  1. noun
    a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
    synonyms: velar consonant
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    type of:
    consonant
    a speech sound that is not a vowel
  2. adjective
    of or relating to the velum
  3. adjective
    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')
    Synonyms:
    hard
    (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
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