palatalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1867 to pronounce as or change into a palatal sound

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  • Palatalize — Pal a*tal*ize, v. t. (Phon.) To modify, as the tones of the voice, by means of the palate; especially: to pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate; as, to palatalize a letter or sound; to palatize. See {palatalized}. [1913 Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palatalize — (Amer.) pal·a·tal·ize || pælÉ™tlaɪz v. pronounce with the tongue against the roof of the mouth; alter a sound by pronouncing it with the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth (also palatalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palatalize — [pal′e təlīz΄, pal′et līz΄] vt. palatalized, palatalizing Phonet. to articulate as a palatal sound; specif., to change (a nonpalatal sound) into a palatal sound [the original sound represented by t in “nature” has been palatalized to (ch);… …   English World dictionary

  • palatalize — UK [ˈpælətəlaɪz] / US [ˈpælət(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms palatalize : present tense I/you/we/they palatalize he/she/it palatalizes present participle palatalizing past tense palatalized past participle palatalized to make a speech… …   English dictionary

  • palatalize — verb To pronounce a sound with the tongue against the palate of the mouth when that sound normally would not be so pronounced. Most English speakers palatalize the letter t in the word nature . See Also: palatalization …   Wiktionary

  • palatalize — palatalization, n. /pal euh tl uyz /, v., palatalized, palatalizing. Phonet. v.t. 1. 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… …   Universalium

  • palatalize — pal·a·tal·ize …   English syllables

  • palatalize — pal•a•tal•ize [[t]ˈpæl ə tlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing phn to articulate (a consonant other than a palatal) with the blade of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; change into a palatal sound • Etymology: 1865–70 pal a•tal•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • palatalize — verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate • Syn: ↑palatalise • Hypernyms: ↑pronounce, ↑articulate, ↑enounce, ↑sound out, ↑enunciate, ↑say …   Useful english dictionary

  • palatalized — palatalize (Amer.) pal·a·tal·ize || pælÉ™tlaɪz v. pronounce with the tongue against the roof of the mouth; alter a sound by pronouncing it with the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth (also palatalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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