a : formed with some part of the tongue near or touching the hard palate posterior to the teethridge <the \sh\ and \y\ in English and the \ḵ\ of ich \iḵ\ in German are examples of palatal consonants>
b of a vowel : front 2
: of, relating to, forming, or affecting the palate
— palatal noun
— pal·a·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of PALATAL
- The first sound in the English word “jar” is a palatal sound.
First Known Use of PALATAL
pal·a·tal adjective \ˈpal-ət-əl\ (Medical Dictionary)
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