mouillé

mouillé

[moo-yey]
adjective Phonetics.
1.
palatal or palatalized, especially referring to sounds spelled ll and ñ in Spanish, gl and gn in Italian, etc.
2.
(of French sounds) spelled l or ll and pronounced as a y sound.

Origin:
1825–35; < French, past participle of mouiller to wet < Vulgar Latin *molliāre to soften by wetting, derivative of Latin mollis soft; see mollify

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mouillé (ˈmwiːeɪ)
 
adj
phonetics palatalized, as in the sounds represented by Spanish ll or ñ, Italian gl or gn (pronounced as // and // respectively), or French ll (representing a (j) sound)
 
[C19: from French, past participle of mouiller to moisten, from Latin mollis soft]

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