- Anatomy. of or relating to the palate.
- Phonetics. articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the hard palate.
- Phonetics. a palatal consonant.
- Also called: palatine of or relating to the palate
- phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated with the blade of the tongue touching the hard palate
- Also called: palatine the bony plate that forms the palate
- phonetics a palatal speech sound, such as the semivowel (j)