palatal

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adjective pal·a·tal \ˈpa-lə-təl\

Definition of palatal

  1. 1a :  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

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, forming, or affecting the palate

palatal

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palatally

play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of palatal in a sentence

  1. The first sound in the English word jar is a palatal sound.

1668

First Known Use of palatal

1668


PALATAL Defined for English Language Learners

palatal

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adjective pal·a·tal \ˈpa-lə-təl\

Definition of palatal for English Language Learners

  • 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


Medical Dictionary

palatal

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adjective pal·a·tal \ˈpal-ət-əl\

Medical Definition of palatal

  1. :  of, relating to, forming, or affecting the palate <palatal itching>

palatally

\-əl-ē\play adverb

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