palatovelar

adjective
pal·​a·​to·​ve·​lar | \ ˌpa-lə-tō-ˈvē-lər How to pronounce palatovelar (audio) \

Definition of palatovelar

1 : of or relating to the hard palate and soft palate
2 of a speech sound : alternatively, simultaneously, or successively palatal and velar

Other Words from palatovelar

palatovelar noun, plural palatovelars

First Known Use of palatovelar

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for palatovelar

palate + -o- + velar

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The first known use of palatovelar was in 1895

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“Palatovelar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatovelar. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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