Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb palatalize

1 sense of palatalize

Sense 1
palatalize, palatalise -- (pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate)
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Antonyms of adj palatalized

1 sense of palatalized

Sense 1
palatal, palatalized, palatalised -- (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'))

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> hard -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants")

Similarity of adj palatalized

1 sense of palatalized

Sense 1
palatal, palatalized, palatalised -- (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'))
       => soft (vs. hard) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh'))

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