Definition of palato-velar in English:

palato-velar

adjective

Phonetics
  • Of a speech sound: articulated with the tongue simultaneously or successively touching the palate and velum. Also (occasionally): either palatal or velar.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Peter Giles (1860–1935), philologist and college head. From palato- + velar.

Pronunciation

palato-velar

/ˌpalətəʊˈviːlə//pəˌleɪtəʊˈviːlə/