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Definition of the adjective palatal

What does palatal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. relating to or lying near the palate
  2. 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')

Alternative definition of the adjective palatal


  1. [phonetics] Articulated at the hard palate.
  2. [anatomy, zoology] Pertaining to the palate.
  3. [dentistry, not comparable] Of an upper tooth, on the side facing the palate.

Definition of the noun palatal

What does palatal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: palatals

  1. a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')

Alternative definition of the noun palatal


  1. [phonetics] A palatal consonant.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for palatal

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Google previewAnatomy, Descriptive and Applied (1910)

by Edward Anthony Spitzka

Palatal is the correct form (from palatum, the palate), b o: .*.*.

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

There is a palatal response (palatal reflex), consisting of upward movement of the soft palate with ipsilateral deviation of the uvula; and a pharyngeal response ( pharyngeal reflex or gag reflex) consisting of visible contraction of the pharyngeal ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Kosovo (2010)

by Robert Elsie

́c (a voiceless palatal plosive , something like “ch” + “y” together), dž (“j” as in English “jam”), đ (a voiced ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (1994)

by Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

palatal Phonetics. (n. & adj.) (A speech sound) produced by the articulation of the FRONT of the tongue with the hard palate. The term tends to be restricted to consonants. British (RP) English has one distinctly palatal ...

Google previewDictionary (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

ˇc unvoiced palatal affricate ˇch unvoiced aspirated palatal affricate c . unvoiced retroflex affricate c . h unvoiced aspirated retroflex affricate z voiced dental fricative zh voiced aspirated dental fricative voiced palatal affricate (word- initially) or ...

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2003)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

palatal. Palatal. Velar. vl. p t ts k Plosives vd b d dz g vl. f s Fricatives vd v z (vl.=voiceless; vd=voiced) During the thirteenth century, the affricated palatal sounds ceased to. A-Z 271.

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

aspirated velar stop q voiced velar fricative ̇c unvoiced dental affricate ̇ch unvoiced aspirated dental affricate ˇc unvoiced palatal affricate ˇch unvoiced aspirated palatal affricate c. unvoiced retroflex affricate c.h unvoiced aspirated retroflex ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism (2007)

by Geoffrey W. Dennis

G, Gh 3 double palatal...

elemental palatal j,k Kaf ek K,Kh 20 double palatal ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

palate, hard, n the anterior part of the palate, which is supported by and includes the palatal extensions of the maxillary and palatine bones. palate, primary, n the shelf ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Linguistic Sciences (2008)

Issues and Theories by Vennelakaṇṭi Prakāśaṃ

The alveolo-palatal category is dropped but two new ones labial-palatal and labial-velar are included pk, bg, and M are included in the boxes, while (alveo- palatal) are mentioned at the bottom (outside the boxes). The categories are divided ...

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Scrabble value of P3A1L1A1T1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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