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al·ve·o·lar

alveolar

 
pronunciation:
ael vi lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to small cavities such as the terminal air sacs of the lungs or the cells of a honeycomb.
definition 2: of or pertaining to the part of the jaw containing the sockets of the teeth.
definition 3: of a sound, articulated with the tongue close to or touching the roof of the mouth at the roots of the teeth.
The sound in English represented by the letter "n" is an alveolar sound as well as being a nasal sound.
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part of speech: noun
definition: an alveolar sound.
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derivation: alveolarly (adv.)