Definitions for palatalˈpæl ə tl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•a•talˈpæl ə tl(adj.)
Anat. of or pertaining to the palate.
(of a speech sound, esp. a consonant) articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the hard palate.
(n.)a palatal consonant, as the sound (y) in yes or (KH ) in German
Origin of palatal:
1820–30; < F
a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
relating to or lying near the palate
"palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"
palatal, palatalized, palatalised(adj)
produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
A palatal consonant.
Pertaining to the palate.
Of an upper tooth, on the side facing the palate.
Articulated at the hard palate.
Origin: From palate + -al.
of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal bones
uttered by the aid of the palate; -- said of certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk
a sound uttered, or a letter pronounced, by the aid of the palate, as the letters k and y
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