palatalize
Verb

palatalize (palatalizes, present participle palatalizing; past and past participle palatalized)

  1. (phonetics, transitive) To pronounce a sound with the tongue against the palate of the mouth when that sound normally would not be so pronounced.
    Synonyms: palatize
    Most English speakers palatalize the letter t in the word "nature".
  2. (phonetics, intransitive, unaccusative, of a sound) To be pronounced with the tongue against the palate.
Translations
  • French: palataliser
  • Italian: palatalizzare
  • Portuguese: palatalizar
  • Spanish: palatalizar



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