Definitions for palatalizeˈpæl ə tlˌaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•a•tal•izeˈpæl ə tlˌaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to articulate (a consonant other than a palatal) with the blade of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; change into a palatal sound.

    Category: Phonetics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palatalize, palatalise(verb)

    pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate


  1. palatalize(Verb)

    To pronounce a sound with the tongue against the palate of the mouth when that sound normally would not be so pronounced.

    Most English speakers palatalize the letter t in the word "nature".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palatalize(verb)

    to palatize


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