mouil·​lé | \ (ˈ)mü¦yā\

Definition of mouillé

: 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

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History and Etymology for mouillé

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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