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palatalize

[ pal-uh-tl-ahyz ]
/ 藞p忙l 蓹 tl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pal路a路tal路ized, pal路a路tal路iz路ing.
to articulate (a consonant other than a normal palatal) as a palatal or with relatively more contact between the blade of the tongue and the hard palate, as in certain pronunciations of the l-sound in million.
verb (used without object), pal路a路tal路ized, pal路a路tal路iz路ing.
(of a consonant) to undergo palatalization.
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Also especially British, pal路a路tal路ise .

Origin of palatalize

First recorded in1865鈥70; palatal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM palatalize

pal路a路tal路i路za路tion, nounnon路pal路a路tal路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for palatalize

palatalize

palatalise

/ (藞p忙l蓹t蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with the blade of the tongue touching the palate

Derived forms of palatalize

palatalization or palatalisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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