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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Linguistics, Phonology) 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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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of palatalize.

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  • 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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