dental

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French dental or Late Latin dentālis, from dēns (a tooth) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɛn.təl/, /ˈdɛn.tl̩/
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  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɛn.təl/, /ˈdɛn.tl̩/, [ˈdɛn.(ɾ)əɫ], [ˈdɛɾ̃.əɫ], [ˈdɛn.əɫ], [ˈdɛn.(ɾ)ɫ̩], [ˈdɛɾ̃.ɫ̩], [ˈdɛn.ɫ̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɛntəl

Adjective[edit]

dental (comparative more dental, superlative most dental)

  1. (relational) Of or concerning the teeth.
    dental care
    Synonyms: toothly, teethly
  2. (dentistry, relational) Of or concerning dentistry.
  3. (phonetics) Made with the tip of the tongue touching the upper front teeth or the alveolar ridge.
    dental fricative

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Noun[edit]

dental (plural dentals)

  1. (veterinary medicine) Cleaning and polishing of an animal's teeth.
    Synonym: prophy
  2. (phonetics) A dental sound.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 253:
      'Che Normah pronounced the name in the Malay manner, metathetically: Ruperet, the final dental initiated but not exploded.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens. Equivalent to dent +‎ -al.

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dental (masculine and feminine plural dentals)

  1. dental

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens. Equivalent to dent +‎ -al.

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dental (feminine singular dentale, masculine plural dentaux, feminine plural dentales)

  1. (linguistics) dental

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German[edit]

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dental (strong nominative masculine singular dentaler, not comparable)

  1. dental

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dental (not comparable)

  1. dental, of or pertaining to the teeth

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens.

Adjective[edit]

dental m (feminine singular dentala, masculine plural dentals, feminine plural dentalas)

  1. dental

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens.

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  • Hyphenation: den‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective[edit]

dental m or f (plural dentais, not comparable)

  1. dental

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  • dental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dental.

Adjective[edit]

dental m or n (feminine singular dentală, masculine plural dentali, feminine and neuter plural dentale)

  1. dental

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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dèntāl m (Cyrillic spelling дѐнта̄л)

  1. a dental

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /denˈtal/, [d̪ẽn̪ˈt̪al]
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective[edit]

dental (plural dentales)

  1. dental

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