noun. a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast').
adjective. produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as
y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (asch' in
chin' orj' in `gin').
adjective. relating to or lying near the palate.
Sentences with palatal
A palatal lisp occurs when the middle of the tongue touches the roof of the mouth, toward the back.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The major salivary glands include the parotid, the submandibular, the sublingual, the small labial, the buccal and the palatal.