Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun velar

1 sense of velar

Sense 1
velar, velar consonant -- (a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate)
       => consonant -- (a speech sound that is not a vowel)

Antonyms of adj velar

1 of 2 senses of velar

Sense 2
velar -- (produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing'))

INDIRECT (VIA hard) -> soft -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh'))

Similarity of adj velar

2 senses of velar

Sense 1
velar -- (of or relating to the velum)

Sense 2
velar -- (produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing'))
       => hard (vs. soft) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants")

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