- Phonetics. pronounced with secondary palatal articulation.
Origin of palatalized
- (of a consonant) to undergo palatalization.
Also especially British, pal·a·tal·ise.
Origin of palatalize
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In the second period the gutturals have been palatalized, but there yet is no change of final s to r.
- (tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with the blade of the tongue touching the palate
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