Definition of laminal in English:

laminal

Syllabification: lam·i·nal
Pronunciation: /ˈlamənl
 
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adjective

Phonetics
(Of a consonant) formed with the blade of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge (e.g., n, s, t).
More example sentences
  • The blade is immediately behind the tip, lies opposite the alveolar ridge of the upper mouth when the tongue is in a state of rest, and sounds made with the blade are laminal.

noun

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A laminal sound.
More example sentences
  • Consonants articulated with the blade of the tongue (laminals) in Australian Aboriginal languages come in two (at least) varieties: those with dental or interdental closure (th, nh) and those with alveopalatal closure (ñ, c).

Origin

1950s: from lamina + -al.

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