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ve·lar

 (vē′lər)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a velum.
b. Concerning or using the soft palate.
2. Articulated with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate, as (g) in good and (k) in king.
n.
A velar consonant.
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velar

(ˈviːlə)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or attached to a velum: velar tentacles.
2. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or attached to a velum: velar tentacles.
3. (Botany) of, relating to, or attached to a velum: velar tentacles.
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics articulated with the soft palate and the back of the tongue, as in the sounds (k), (ɡ), or (ŋ)
[C18: from Latin vēlāris, from vēlum veil]
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ve•lar

(ˈvi lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a velum, esp. the soft palate.
2. (of a consonant) articulated with the tongue close to or touching the soft palate, as the sounds (k), (g), or (ng).
n.
3. a velar consonant.
[1720–30; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.velar - a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
Adj.1.velar - of or relating to the velum
2.velar - 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')
hard - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
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Translations

velar

[ˈviːləʳ] ADJvelar
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velar

adjvelar
nVelar(laut) m
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The highlight of the celebration was the velada, a much-awaited event where alumnae perform as they celebrate their camaraderie.
For the alumna of Assumption High School, it's called a 'Velada,' a musical performance on Old Girls' Day, a tradition that dates back to the prewar years.
Price includes: return flight from Bristol to Lisbon, return airport to hotel transfers, three nights at the four-star Hotel Metropolitan, Lisbon, four nights at the four-star Hotel Velada, Merida, breakfasts throughout, guided tours of Lisbon and Merida and visits to Vila Vicosa and Estremoz.