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alveolar

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.
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part of speech: noun
definition: an alveolar sound.
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derivation: alveolarly (adv.)