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Meaning of palato-alveolar

pal•a•to-al•ve•o•lar

Pronunciation: (pal"u-tō-al-vē'u-lur), [key]
— Phonet. Phonet.
—adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. a palato-alveolar sound, as (sh) or (ch).
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