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alveolar (ælˈvɪələ ; ˌælvɪˈəʊlə

Definitions

adjective

  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

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noun

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

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