Articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back and up toward the roof of the mouth; retroflex.
(phonet.) Pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned backward and upward against or toward the hard palate.
A cacuminal sound.
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