Share this entry

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

Definition of laminal in English:


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


1950s: from lamina + -al.

Definition of laminal in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources