[ kuh-kyoo-muh-nl ]
/ kəˈkyu mə nl /
pronounced with the tip of the tongue curled back toward or against the hard palate; retroflex; cerebral.
a cacuminal sound.
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Origin of cacuminal
1860–65; <Latin cacūmin- (stem of cacūmen) top, tip + -al1
Words nearby cacuminal
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British Dictionary definitions for cacuminal
/ (kæˈkjuːmɪnəl) phonetics /
Also called: cerebral relating to or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back towards the hard palate
a consonant articulated in this manner
Word Origin for cacuminal
C19: from Latin cacūmen point, top
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