how to pronounce velum


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the above transcription of velum 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.

velum is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of velum


  1. An accessory cloud resembling a veil extending over a large distance. Normally associated with cumulus and cumulonimbus.
  2. A circular membrane around the cap of a medusa.
  3. A thin membrane, resembling a veil, such as:.
  4. A thin membrane partially covering the cluster of sporangia near the leaf base in quillworts and their extinct relatives.
  5. A locomotory and feeding organ provided with cilia found in the larval stage of bivalves.
  6. A veil-like membrane of immature mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is torn by growth, to reveal the gills.
  7. A delicate membrane found on certain protists.
  8. The soft palate.

velum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word velum occurs in english on average 0 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 velum 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 velum can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to velum


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