Definition of “soft palate” - English Dictionary

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“soft palate” in British English

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soft palatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɒft ˈpæl.ət/ us /ˌsɑːft ˈpæl.ət/ specialized

the soft piece of muscle and tissue that forms the top of the mouth at the back, separating the passages behind the nose from the throat


(Definition of “soft palate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)