noun, plural ve·la [vee-luh], /ˈvi lə/, for 1, 2, ve·lum for 3.
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Origin of velum
Words nearby velum
Example sentences from the Web for velum
After a little while try to move the velum, closing and opening the nose passage, without uttering a sound and without breathing.
Still watching your mouth, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth; see how the velum moves as you do this.
Also called velar (from velum, for which see § 8) and more usually, but less accurately, guttural.
Bok also signifies acupictile, vel acupictum (velum, auloeum).The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Foot divided into two, posterior half bearing the operculum; a wide epipodial velum; shell turbinated.