Palatoalveolar

palato-alveolar

[pal-uh-toh-al-vee-uh-ler] Phonetics.
adjective
1.
articulated with the blade or tip of the tongue approaching or touching the alveolar ridge and the main body of the tongue near the hard palate; having a primary alveolar articulation and a secondary palatal articulation.
noun
2.
a palato-alveolar sound, as (sh) or (ch).

Origin:
1930–1935

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