Definitions of palatal:
- noun: a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
- adjective: relating to or lying near the palate
Example: "Palatal index"
- adjective: 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')
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