alveolar - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics 

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/ˌælvɪˈəʊlə(r), ælˈviːələ(r)/
singularalveolar
pluralalveolars
  1. a consonant sound such as ‘l’, ‘d’, ‘n’, or ‘t’, made with the tongue touching the skin behind your top front teeth

derived word

alveolar

 

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adjective