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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpælɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈpælɪt/, /ˈpælət/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈpælət/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ælɪt
- Homophones: palette, pallet, pallette (possibly depending on dialect or accent)
palate (plural palates)
- (anatomy) The roof of the mouth; the uraniscus.
- The sense of taste.
- (figurative) relish; taste; liking (from the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste)
- 1733-1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace:
- Hard task! to hit the palate of such guests.
- (figurative) Mental relish; intellectual taste.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Baker to this entry?)
- (botany) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon.
roof of the mouth
sense of taste
figuratively: relish; taste; liking
botany: projection in the throat of some flowers
- (transitive, nonstandard) To relish; to find palatable.
- Synonym: stomach
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- Not palating the taste of her dishonour
- Wired 
- "If it’s way out there, it’s hard to palate," said Sreenivasan.
- plural of
- inflection of :
- feminine plural of
- The palate; the top of the mouth (including the uvula).
- One's sense of taste (the palate was believed to be the source of this).
- English: palate
palate n pl
- plural of