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 (kôr′ə-nəl, kŏr′-, kə-rō′nəl)
1. A garland, wreath, or circlet for the head.
2. Linguistics A coronal consonant.
1. Of or relating to a corona, especially of the head.
2. Of, relating to, or having the direction of the coronal suture or of the plane dividing the body into front and back portions.
3. Linguistics Articulated by raising the blade of the tongue, as (t) in tip and (n) in night.

[Middle English, from Latin corōnālis, of a crown, from corōna, crown; see crown.]


1. poetic a circlet for the head; crown
2. a wreath or garland
3. (Anatomy) anatomy short for coronal suture
4. of or relating to a corona or coronal
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a less common word for retroflex
[C16: from Late Latin corōnālis belonging to a crown]


(n. ˈkɔr ə nl, ˈkɒr-; adj. usu. kəˈroʊn l)

1. a crown; coronet.
2. a garland.
3. of or pertaining to a coronal or corona.
4. (of a speech sound) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin corōnālis= Latin corōn(a) crown + -ālis -al1]
co•ro′nal•ly, adv.


Relating to the crown of the head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coronal - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposescoronal - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
crown - a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers
bay wreath, laurel wreath, laurel - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
References in periodicals archive ?
Irish is characterized by a process of lenition, by which (among other changes) the coronals t, d, s become h, [?
In particular, the goal of this article is to analyze exceptional behavior at the contact of two coronals in Irish, where unmutated forms appear in certain circumstances although mutated forms are otherwise expected.
cases where coronals do undergo lenition after other coronals).
In compounds but not other complex NPs, lenition is blocked when two coronals come in contact (4); moreover, in compounds but not other complex NPs, s undergoes fortition to t rather than lenition to h after n or l in some dialects.
Ni Chiosain (1991) attributes CB to a rule of coronal fusion, stated in (11), that makes adjacent coronals share a single place node.
Recall that the lenition of coronals is manifested by debuccalization, interpreted by Ni Chiosain (1991) as the delinking of the coronal node.
Under normal circumstances, MUTAGREE is sufficient to determine the mutation grade of the surface form, but when two coronals come in contact within a recursive pword, special considerations come into play, triggering either CB or s-Fortition.
Children's entertainers Quintain and Coronals will perform a re-enactment of what life was like for prisoners 300 years ago at Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford, on September 8 from 10am to 4pm.