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pal•a•tal•ize



Pronunciation: (pal'u-tl-īz"), [key]
v., -ized, -iz•ing.
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v.t.
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.

v.i.
(of a consonant) to undergo palatalization. Also, esp. Brit.,pal'a•tal•ise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

palatalpalatalized
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