mouillé

adjective

mouil·​lé
(ˈ)mü¦yā
: pronounced palatally
used especially in l mouillé and with reference to the sound \lʸ\ in Old French and certain dialects of Modern French or rarely with reference to its counterpart \y\ in standard Modern French

Word History

Etymology

French, from past participle of mouiller to wet, moisten, palatalize, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin molliare to soften with water, from Latin mollis soft

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“Mouillé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouill%C3%A9. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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