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Meaning of coronal

cor•o•nal

Pronunciation: (n.kôr'u-nl, kor'-adj.ku-rōn'l, kôr'u-nl, kor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a crown; coronet.
  2. a garland.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a coronal.
    1. of or pertaining to a corona.
    2. (of a plane along the long axis of the body) lying in the direction of the coronal suture.
    3. Also,frontal.lying in the direction of the frontal plane.
  2. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tip of the tongue, esp. in a retroflex position.
  3. (in distinctive feature analysis) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised; dental, alveolar, or palato-alveolar.
  4. of or pertaining to the tip of the tongue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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