velar

Velar \Ve"lar\, a. [See {Velum}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phon.) Having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard q. [1913 Webster]