- 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.
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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- 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