how to pronounce alveolar


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the above transcription of alveolar is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

alveolar is pronounced in four syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of alveolar


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video examples of alveolar pronunciation

An example use of alveolar in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the alveolar Ridge which is the hard bit …”

meanings of alveolar


  1. Of or relating to an alveolus.
  2. Relating to the jaw ridge containing the tooth sockets.
  3. Relating to the alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs.
  4. Formed with the tongue touching or approaching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth.


  1. An alveolar consonant.

alveolar frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word alveolar occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alveolar can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that alveolar can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to alveolar


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