verb (used with object), pal·a·tal·ized, pal·a·tal·iz·ing.
- to articulate (a consonant other than a normal palatal) as a palatal or with relatively more contact between the blade of the tongue and the hard palate, as in certain pronunciations of the l-sound in million.
verb (used without object), pal·a·tal·ized, pal·a·tal·iz·ing.
- (of a consonant) to undergo palatalization.
- (tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with the blade of the tongue touching the palate