Velar Fricative

between tongue and soft palate

Velar Fricative


[component-1] Tongue
[component-2] Soft Palate

Velar refers to the soft palate in the mouth. It is is the soft part of the roof of the mouth. The sound is made by sqeezing out air between the tongue and the soft palate.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Velar Fricative is made in the mouth.

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The Velar Fricative is used in the following sounds:


Muted Guitar Slide


French En Bass

James Brown

Reverb Soft Rimshot

Rough Scratch

Salt-N-Pepa Shaker

Warm Bass

Electro Comb

Techno Open Hat

Yamaha Open Hat

Industrial Clap

Reverb 808 Rimshot

Metal Clang

Soft Cell Snare

Room Kick

Xperimental Kick

Pig Snare

Distorted Snare

Rough Scratch

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