Meaning of alveolar

al•ve•o•lar

Pronunciation: (al-vē'u-lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an alveolus or to alveoli.
  2. articulated with the tongue touching or close to the alveolar ridge, as English t, d, n; gingival.
—n.
  1. an alveolar sound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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