- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpælətəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌpælətəlɪˈzeɪʃən/
- (phonology, uncountable) The state or quality of being palatalized, of pronouncing a sound with the tongue against the palate of the mouth that normally is not.
- The word "nature" is commonly pronounced with a palatalization of the letter t to sound like ch.
- (phonology, countable) An instance of pronunciation in which a sound is palatalized.