palatovelar

adjective

pal·​a·​to·​ve·​lar ˌpa-lə-tō-ˈvē-lər How to pronounce palatovelar (audio)
1
: of or relating to the hard palate and soft palate
2
of a speech sound : alternatively, simultaneously, or successively palatal and velar
palatovelar noun
plural palatovelars

Word History

Etymology

palate + -o- + velar

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of palatovelar was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Palatovelar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatovelar. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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