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[noun kawr-uh-nl, kor-; adjective kuh-rohn-l, kawr-uh-nl, kor-] /noun ˈkɔr ə nl, ˈkɒr-; adjective kəˈroʊn l, ˈkɔr ə nl, ˈkɒr-/

a crown; coronet.
a garland.
of or relating to a coronal.

Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tip of the tongue, especially in a retroflex position.
Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised; dental, alveolar, or palato-alveolar.
of or relating to the tip of the tongue.
noun (ˈkɒrənəl)
(poetic) a circlet for the head; crown
a wreath or garland
(anatomy) short for coronal suture
adjective (kəˈrəʊnəl)
of or relating to a corona or coronal
(phonetics) a less common word for retroflex

1540s, “pertaining to a crown” (or, later, to one of the extended senses of Latin corona), from French coronal (16c.), from Latin coronalis, from corona (see crown (n.)).

coronal cor·o·nal (kôr’ə-nəl, kə-rō’nəl)


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