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(of a consonant) formed with the blade of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge.
- ‘The blade is immediately behind the tip, lies opposite the alveolar ridge of the upper mouth when the tongue is in a state of rest, and sounds made with the blade are laminal.’
1950s: from lamina + -al.
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