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Meaning of "cacuminal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CACUMINAL

From Latin cacūmen point, top.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CACUMINAL

cacuminal  [kæˈkjuːmɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CACUMINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cacuminal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CACUMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Retroflex consonant

A retroflex consonant is a coronal consonant where the tongue has a flat, concave, or even curled shape, and is articulated between the alveolar ridge and the hard palate. They are sometimes referred to as cerebral consonants, especially in Indology. Other terms occasionally encountered are domal and cacuminal. In the International Phonetic Alphabet, retroflex consonants are indicated with a hook in the bottom right, such as. Alternatively, especially for those sounds with a relatively forward articulation, they can be indicated with a retracted diacritic; this occurs especially for.

Definition of cacuminal in the English dictionary

The definition of cacuminal in the dictionary is Also called: cerebral. relating to or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back towards the hard palate. Other definition of cacuminal is a consonant articulated in this manner.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CACUMINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
euroterminal
ˈjʊərəʊˌtɜːmɪnəl
germinal
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl
interterminal
ˌɪntəˈtɜːmɪnəl
lumenal
ˈluːmɪnəl
luminal
ˈluːmɪnəl
multiterminal
ˌmʌltɪˈtɜːmɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
nonterminal
ˌnɒnˈtɜːmɪnəl
noumenal
ˈnuːmɪnəl
phenomenal
fɪˈnɒmɪnəl
preterminal
priːˈtɜːmɪnəl
ruminal
ˈruːmɪnəl
subterminal
sʌbˈtɜːmɪnəl
superluminal
ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
torminal
ˈtɔːmɪnəl
translumenal
ˌtrænzˈluːmɪnəl
voluminal
vəˈljuːmɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CACUMINAL

cacophonic
cacophonical
cacophonically
cacophonies
cacophonious
cacophonous
cacophonously
cacophony
cacotopia
cacotopian
cacotrophy
cactaceous
cacti
cactiform
cactoblastis
cactoid
cactus
cactus dahlia
cacumen
cacuminous

WORDS THAT END LIKE CACUMINAL

air terminal
binominal
career criminal
computer terminal
container terminal
dumb terminal
ferry terminal
final
foraminal
freight terminal
geminal
liminal
noncriminal
oil terminal
petty criminal
point-of-sale terminal
pronominal
subliminal
trigeminal
visual display terminal
war criminal

Synonyms and antonyms of cacuminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cacuminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CACUMINAL

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化音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cacuminal
570 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
510 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
380 millions of speakers
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cacuminal
280 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
278 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
270 millions of speakers

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ক্যাকিউমিন্যাল
260 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
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Cacuminal
190 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
180 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
130 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cacuminal
85 millions of speakers
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cacuminal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

cacuminal
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सच्छिद्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cacuminal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cacuminale
65 millions of speakers

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cacuminal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

cacuminal
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cacuminal
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

cacuminal
15 millions of speakers
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cacuminal
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

cacuminal
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

cacuminal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cacuminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CACUMINAL»

The term «cacuminal» is used very little and occupies the 181.765 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CACUMINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cacuminal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CACUMINAL»

Discover the use of cacuminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cacuminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The African Origin of Civilization: Myth Or Reality
The same Negro influence also accounts for a linguistic fact reported by von Wartburg, who stresses its breadth of usage: The change of II into dd (a cacuminal sound pronounced with the tip of the tongue curled back to touch the palate, ...
Cheikh Anta Diop, Mercer Cook, 1989
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Writings in General Linguistics
Just as a rule of alternation such as cacuminal (retroflex) n instead of a dental n after r f or r in Sanskrit is an etymological matter (or indeed has become a semiological matter), but is not a matter of phonetics since there is pitarndma the word ...
Ferdinand de Saussure, 2006
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Current Issues in the Phonetic Sciences: Proceedings of the ...
... Palatal Lateral —Cerebral- Guttural Retroflex "Cacuminal" Orthography / ≠ // » figure 1 PUBLICATIONS & MANUSCRIPTS ON CLICKS 1971 1971 Proposed- phonetic-Symbols Proposed-phonetic-Symbols  D A A P R and their Definitions  ...
Harry Francis Hollien, Patricia Hollien, 1979
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On Germanic Linguistics: Issues and Methods
If the tongue does not come into contact with the teeth, the sound thus produced resembles fricative cacuminal r; if the contact is realized and the movement of the tongue is less energetic, the pronunciation approaches that of cacuminal rd.
Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr, Robert L. Kyes, 1992
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Language: Its Nature and Development
Here, however, both Dravidian and Sanskrit possess pure dental d, t, n, pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the upperteeth, besides cacuminal inwhich it touches the gum or frontpartofthe hard palate.In Sanskritwe find that the ...
Otto Jespersen, 2013
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The Joy of Grammar: A festschrift in honor of James D. McCawley
Likewise, he claims that the intervocalic realization of his /1/ phoneme is phonetically a "cacuminal" [I]. rather than the [11] that everybody else hears in these cases. However, in this instance, Cho slips up and, in the context of his discussion of ...
Diane Brentari, Gary N. Larson, Lynn A. MacLeod, 1992
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Language its nature development and origin
According to a theory which is very widely accepted, the Dravidian languages exerted a diEerent influence on the Aryan languages when the Aryans first set foot on Indian soil, in making them adopt the ' cacuminal ' (or 'inverted ') sounds of , ...
Otto Jespersen
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Sora-English Dictionary
It seems that the Soras naturally ignore the difference between the dental d and the cacuminal d. See the remarks on Surati in the Linn Surv. of India. The Sora sound I'd] loses its voice when it is followed oy a voiceless* sound, as tid-t'i i-tittii-i , ...
Giḍugu Veṅkaṭarāmamūrti, 1986
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Integrated Assessment and Management of Public Resources
even if they aim to increase the value of the forest ecosystem or keep it safe, determine a score (Aa 4) that is less than other groups (stable cacuminal grasslands, mugho pinewoods) which belong to the higher score class (Aa 8) because there ...
J. C. Cooper, Federico Perali, Marcella Veronesi, 2006
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The Language of the Harappans: From Akkadian to Sanskrit
Here, however, both Dravidian and Sanskrit possess pure dental d, t, n pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the upper teeth, besides cacuminal (i.e. retroflex) o', _t, n in which it touches the gum or front part of the hard palate.
Malati J. Shendge, 1997

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cacuminal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cacuminal>. Dec 2019 ».
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