Definition of palatal
palatallyplay \ˈpa-lə-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of palatal in a Sentence
The first sound in the English word “jar” is a palatal sound.
Recent Examples of palatal from the Web
Kung-Ekoka, a musical language of nasal tones and palatal clicks.
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First Known Use of palatal
PALATAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
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