Cacuminal meaning

kə-kyo͝omə-nəl
Articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back and up toward the roof of the mouth; retroflex.
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(phonet.) Pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned backward and upward against or toward the hard palate.
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A cacuminal sound.
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Pertaining to a point, top, or crown.
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(linguistics, phonology) Pronounced using a retroflexed tongue.
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(linguistics, phonology) A sound pronounced using a retroflexed tongue.
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Origin of cacuminal

  • From Latin cacūmen cacūmin- summit, point

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From cacūmin- (the stem of the Latin cacūmen (“extremity, point, peak”) + -al

    From Wiktionary