1. 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.
  1. a palato-alveolar sound, as (sh) or (ch).

Origin of palato-alveolar

First recorded in 1930–1935 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018