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Adjective: palatalized  'pa-lu-tu,lIzd
  1. 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')
    - palatal, palatalised [Brit]
Verb: palatalize  'pa-li-tu,lIz
  1. Pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
    "It's difficult for me to palatalize the 'B' when no vowel follows";
    - palatalise [Brit]

See also: soft

Type of: articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

Encyclopedia: Palatalized