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Meaning & Definition of Alveolar in English

English

Alveolar

/ælviələr/

noun

1. A consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

    synonym:
  • alveolar consonant
  • ,
  • dental consonant
  • ,
  • alveolar
  • ,
  • dental

adjective

1. Pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs

    synonym:
  • alveolar

2. Pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw

  • "Alveolar processes"
    synonym:
  • alveolar