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

See also: soft

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

Encyclopedia: Palatalised