how to pronounce velar


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the above transcription of velar 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.

velar is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of velar pronunciation

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

“… actually make a trill so a velar trill …”

meanings of velar


  1. Articulated at the velum or soft palate.
  2. Referring to a veil or velum.


  1. A sound articulated at the soft palate.

velar frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word velar occurs in english on average 0.4 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 velar 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 velar can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to velar


words that rhyme with velar


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