adj. pertaining to sounds produced by touching the teeth with the tongue (Phonetics)

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  • Dentilingual — Den ti*lin gual, a. [L. dens tooth + E. lingual.] Produced by applying the tongue to the teeth or to the gums; or representing a sound so formed. n. A dentilingual sound or letter. [1913 Webster] The letters of this fourth, dentilingual or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dentilingual — /den ti ling gweuhl/, Phonet. adj. 1. articulated with the tongue near or touching the front teeth; interdental. n. 2. a dentilingual sound. [1870 75; DENTI + LINGUAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • dentilingual — /dɛntiˈlɪŋgwəl/ (say dentee linggwuhl) adjective 1. (of speech sounds) uttered with the tongue at the teeth, as the th in thin and this. –noun 2. a dentilingual sound …  

  • dentilingual — adj. Phonet. formed by the teeth and the tongue. * * * dentilingual, loquent etc.: see under denti …   Useful english dictionary

  • dentilingual — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the teeth and the tongue b) Produced with the tongue touching the teeth …   Wiktionary

  • dentilingual — Relating to the teeth and tongue. [denti + L. lingua, tongue] * * * den·ti·lin·gual (den″tĭ lingґwəl) [denti + lingual] pertaining to the teeth and tongue …   Medical dictionary

  • dentilingual — den·ti·lingual …   English syllables

  • dentilingual —   a.,n. (sound) pronounced (as th) with tongue against teeth …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • den|ti|lin|gual — «DEHN tuh LIHNG gwuhl», adjective, noun. Phonetics. –adj. (of speech sounds) produced with the tongue against or near the teeth: »“Th” in “think” and “then” are dentilingual sounds. –n. a dentilingual sound. Also, dentolingual …   Useful english dictionary

  • den|to|lin|gual — «DEHN tuh LIHNG gwuhl», adjective, noun. = dentilingual. (Cf. ↑dentilingual) …   Useful english dictionary

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