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Meaning of PALATAL

Pronunciation:  'palutl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
  2. [adj]  produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
  3. [adj]  relating to or lying near the palate; "palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"

PALATAL is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: palatalised, palatalized, palatine, soft
 See Also: glide, semivowel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pal"a*tal\, a. [Cf. F. palatal.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal
    2. (Phonetics) Uttered by the aid of the palate; -- said of
       certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk.
  2. \Pal"a*tal\, n. (Phon.)
    A sound uttered, or a letter pronounced, by the aid of the
    palate, as the letters k and y.
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