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Pronounced as a palatal sound, as the ll in French fille.

[French, past participle of mouiller, to moisten, palatalize, from Old French moillier, to soften by soaking; see moil.]
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(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics palatalized, as in the sounds represented by Spanish ll or ñ, Italian gl or gn (pronounced as /ʎ/ and /ɲ/ respectively), or French ll (representing a (j) sound)
[C19: from French, past participle of mouiller to moisten, from Latin mollis soft]
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