One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly Zoology. Located above the teeth.
2Phonetics. Of a speech sound or articulation: made by pressing the tip of tongue on or just above the top of the teeth. Variously used synonymously with alveolar, cerebral, and (occasionally) palatal.
A supradental consonant.
Mid 19th century. From supra- + dental.
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