Definition of laminal in English:


Line breaks: lam|inal
Pronunciation: /ˈlamɪn(ə)l


  • (Of a consonant) formed with the blade of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge.
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    • 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.


1950s: from lamina + -al.

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