Definition of dentilingual in English:

dentilingual

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

Phonetics
  • (Of a consonant) pronounced with the teeth and the tongue; dental.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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