Synonyms of palatal


1. palatal, semivowel, glide

usage: a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')


1. palatal, palatine

usage: relating to or lying near the palate; "palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"

2. palatal, palatalized, palatalised, soft (vs. hard)

usage: produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')

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