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

transitive verb

: to pronounce as or change into a palatal sound

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palatalize was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Palatalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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