palatalize

verb
pal·​a·​tal·​ize | \ ˈpa-lə-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce palatalize (audio) \
palatalized; palatalizing

Definition of palatalize

transitive verb

: to pronounce as or change into a palatal sound

First Known Use of palatalize

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Palatalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatalize. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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