Pronunciation: (pal'u-tl-īz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing. Phonet.
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.
(of a consonant) to undergo palatalization. Also, esp. Brit.,pal'a•tal•ise".
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