follow Dictionary.com

Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?

mouillé

[moo-yey] /muˈyeɪ/
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
1825-1835
1825-35; < French, past participle of mouiller to wet < Vulgar Latin *molliāre to soften by wetting, derivative of Latin mollis soft; see mollify
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for mouillé

mouillé

/ˈmwiːeɪ/
adjective
1.
(phonetics) palatalized, as in the sounds represented by Spanish ll or ñ, Italian gl or gn (pronounced as / ʎ / and / ɲ / respectively), or French ll (representing a (j) sound)
Word Origin
C19: from French, past participle of mouiller to moisten, from Latin mollis soft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mouillé

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mouillé

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for mouillé