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Pertaining to the alveolar ridge, the hard, bony part of the palate immediately behind the upper front teeth, and descriptive of speech sounds articulated with the tongue tip against the alveolar ridge, such as the initial sounds in the words date, late, name, say, tea, and zoo. See also place of articulation. alveolus n. [From Latin alveolus a small depression, referring to the tooth sockets]

Subjects: Psychology.


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