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cacuminal

[kuh-kyoo-muh-nl] /kəˈkyu mə nl/
adjective
1.
pronounced with the tip of the tongue curled back toward or against the hard palate; retroflex; cerebral.
noun
2.
a cacuminal sound.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Latin cacūmin- (stem of cacūmen) top, tip + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for cacuminal

cacuminal

/kæˈkjuːmɪnəl/
adjective
1.
Also called cerebral. relating to or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back towards the hard palate
noun
2.
a consonant articulated in this manner
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cacūmen point, top
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