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4 definitions found
 for Lingual
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lingual \Lin"gual\ (l[i^][ng]"gwal), a. [L. lingua tongue: cf.
     F. lingual. See Tongue, and cf. Language.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the
        tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. lying near the tongue; especially, in dentistry, on the
        surface of the tooth next to the tongue. Contrasted with
        buccal, the side of a tooth touching the cheek, i. e.
        the side opposite to the lingual side.
        [PJC]
  
     Lingual ribbon. (Zool.) See Odontophore.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lingual \Lin"gual\, n.
     A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; -- a term
     especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t,
     d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In Sanskrit grammar certain letters, as [.t], [.t]h,
           [dsdot], [dsdot]h, [.n], are called linguals,
           cerebrals, or cacuminals. They are uttered with the tip
           of the tongue turned up and drawn back into the dome of
           the palate.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lingual
      adj 1: consisting of or related to language; "linguistic
             behavior"; "a linguistic atlas"; "lingual diversity"
             [syn: linguistic, lingual] [ant: nonlinguistic]
      2: pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue;
         "lingual inflammation"; "the lingual surface of the teeth"
      n 1: a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other
           speech organs

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "lingual":
     accented, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental,
     articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bilabial, broad,
     cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, close, consonant,
     consonantal, continuant, dental, descriptive, dissimilated, dorsal,
     enunciated, flat, front, glide, glossal, glottal,
     glottochronological, grammatic, graphemic, guttural, hard, heavy,
     high, intonated, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lateral, lax,
     lexicographic, lexicological, lexicostatistical, light, linguiform,
     linguistic, lingulate, liquid, low, metalinguistic, mid,
     monophthongal, morphological, morphophonemic, muted, narrow, nasal,
     nasalized, nuncupative, occlusive, open, oral, oxytone, palatal,
     palatalized, parol, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, philological,
     phonemic, phonetic, phonic, phonological, pitch, pitched,
     posttonic, pronounced, psycholinguistic, retroflex, rounded, said,
     semantic, semivowel, soft, sonant, sounded, speech, spoken,
     stopped, stressed, strong, structural, surd, syllabic, syntactic,
     tense, thick, throaty, tonal, tonguelike, tonic, twangy,
     unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, unwritten, uttered, velar,
     verbal, viva voce, vocal, vocalic, vocalized, vocoid, voiced,
     voiceful, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide
  
  

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