- Phonetics. a palatal consonant.
Origin of palatal
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Here the palatal takes the place of the dental, as in Brangwin for Anglo-Sax.The Romance of Names
Palatal aspect of the cranium and mandible of a Donkey (Equus asinus) 1/5.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The parasphenoid is the first of the palatal bones to appear.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
This is the palatal resonance, in which there is the most power (Plate A).
Yet the head tone must not be entirely free from palatal resonance.
- Also called: palatine of or relating to the palate
- phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated with the blade of the tongue touching the hard palate
- Also called: palatine the bony plate that forms the palate
- phonetics a palatal speech sound, such as the semivowel (j)