palato-alveolar

[ pal-uh-toh-al-vee-uh-ler ]
/ ˌpæl ə toʊ ælˈvi ə lər /
Phonetics

adjective

articulated with the blade or tip of the tongue approaching or touching the alveolar ridge and the main body of the tongue near the hard palate; having a primary alveolar articulation and a secondary palatal articulation.

noun

a palato-alveolar sound, as (sh) or (ch).

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Origin of palato-alveolar

First recorded in 1930–1935
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