- (of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue tip touching the back of the upper front teeth or immediately above them, as French t.
- alveolar, as English t.
- interdental(def 2).
Origin of dental
Related formsden·tal·i·ty, nounden·tal·ly, adverbpost·den·tal, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for dental
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
Dental leaders barnstormed the state, and cities began to fluoridate.
Orshansky puffed on a device that looked like a dental tool.
Authorities identified the woman as Miriam Carey, a dental hygenist from Stamford, Conn.
At Mount Vernon he admired the paneled library and Washington's dental tools.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
In the genus Nimravus the dental formula is still further reduced.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
I think the way is now clear for women to enter upon the dental profession.
M Parsondas can scarcely be the original form, from the occurrence in it of the nasal before the dental.
During the past year there were 1663 in-patients, 23,210 out-patients, and 1163 dental cases.
British Dictionary definitions for dental
- pronounced or articulated with the tip of the tongue touching the backs of the upper teeth, as for t in French tout
- (esp in the phonology of some languages, such as English) another word for alveolar