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mouillé

[ moo-yey ]
/ muˈyeɪ /
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adjective Phonetics.

palatal or palatalized, especially referring to sounds spelled ll and ñ in Spanish, gl and gn in Italian, etc.
(of French sounds) spelled l or ll and pronounced as a y sound.

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Origin of mouillé

1825–35; <French, past participle of mouiller to wet <Vulgar Latin *molliāre to soften by wetting, derivative of Latin mollis soft; see mollify
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British Dictionary definitions for mouillé

mouillé
/ (ˈmwiːeɪ) /

adjective

phonetics palatalized, as in the sounds represented by Spanish ll or ñ, Italian gl or gn (pronounced as / ʎ / and / ɲ / respectively), or French ll (representing a (j) sound)
C19: from French, past participle of mouiller to moisten, from Latin mollis soft
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