Definition of dentilingual in English:


Line breaks: denti|lin¦gual
Pronunciation: /ˌdɛntɪˈlɪŋgw(ə)l


  • (Of a consonant) pronounced with the teeth and the tongue; dental.
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    • Callum spoke posh English, his accent all mellifluous vowels and dentilingual consonants.
    • I had left the guttural Hindi sounds of Asia at home and was now luxuriating in the labial and dentilingual areas of Oceanian languages.


late 19th century: from Latin dens, dent- 'tooth' + lingual.

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