Definition of palatalization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

palatalization

 noun
(British English also -isation)noun
BrE BrE//ˌpælətəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpælətələˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](phonetics)
 
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the act of making a speech sound by putting your tongue against or near your hard palate (1)