Phonet. pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned backward and upward against or toward the hard palate
Origin of cacuminalfrom Classical Latin cacumen (gen. cacuminis), top ( from reduplicated, reduplication of Indo-European base an unverified form keu-: see high) + -al
a cacuminal sound
Articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back and up toward the roof of the mouth; retroflex.
Origin of cacuminalFrom Latin cacūmen cacūmin- summit, point
(comparative more cacuminal, superlative most cacuminal)
From cacūmin- (the stem of the Latin cacūmen (“extremity, point, peak”) + -al