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Roof of the mouth   /ruf əv ðə maʊθ/   Listen
Roof of the mouth

noun
1.
The upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.  Synonym: palate.






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"Roof of the mouth" Quotes from Famous Books



... to pieces,—a "placing of the voice," which is to be preserved in every sort of change or play of tone, whether in one's own character or an assumed character; a constant focus or a fixed center of resonance, a forming of tone along the roof of the mouth and well forward in the head, the safeguard and, practically, the one most effective idea in the ...
— Public Speaking • Irvah Lester Winter



Words linked to "Roof of the mouth" :   rima oris, soft palate, oral fissure, velum, mouth, oral cavity, palate, gustatory organ, surface, tastebud, taste bud, hard palate



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