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.


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

Nearby words

  1. palatine vein,
  2. palatitis,
  3. palatium,
  4. palatka,
  5. palato-,
  6. palatoglossal,
  7. palatoglossal arch,
  8. palatoglossus,
  9. palatognathous,
  10. palatogram

Origin of palato-alveolar

First recorded in 1930–1935 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019