Simple Definition of palatal
linguistics of a speech sound : made by placing the tongue so that it is near or touching the top surface (called the palate) of your mouth
Full Definition of palatal
palatallyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of palatal in a sentence
The first sound in the English word “jar” is a palatal sound.
First Known Use of palatal
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