Definitions for "Velar"
Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate.
Having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as k and hard g.
The term velar is used to describe a sound which is articulated at the soft palate (velum). Examples of velar sounds in English are as in cap and as in gap.