velar consonant

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Noun1.velar consonant - a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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There is no tendency for the dorso-velar fricative [R] to be used in today's classical singing, neither do we find any evidence for the introduction of the dorso-uvular trill [R].
According to the most detailed and reliable source (Gordon 1976), velar stops consist of k, [k.sup.h], g, [g.sup.fi], where k is a voiceless dorso-velar stop, [k.sup.h] is an aspirated dorso-velar stop, g is a voiced dorso-velar stop, and [g.sup.fi] is a murmured dorso-velar stop which clearly has been introduced from loanwords.