palatal


adjective

  1. Anatomy. of or relating to the palate.
  2. Phonetics. articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the hard palate.

noun

  1. Phonetics. a palatal consonant.

adjective

  1. Also called: palatine of or relating to the palate
  2. phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated with the blade of the tongue touching the hard palate

noun

  1. Also called: palatine the bony plate that forms the palate
  2. phonetics a palatal speech sound, such as the semivowel (j)

adj.

  1. Palatine.

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