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alveolar  (ælˈvɪələ ; ˌælvɪˈəʊlə



  1. (anatomy) of, relating to, or resembling an alveolus
  2. denoting the part of the jawbone containing the roots of the teeth
  3. (of a consonant) articulated with the tongue in contact with the projecting part of the jawbone immediately behind the upper teeth


  1. an alveolar consonant, such as the speech sounds written t, d, and s in English


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