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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge Pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs.

Usage examples (33)
  • alveolar consonant
  • “Oh yes, it’s called alveolar carcinoma, cancer of the lung.”
  • Grant felt his legs lifting from the alveolar floor.
  • It tends to be a type call called bronchial alveolar. for more
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