Palatal Fricative

between tongue and hard palate

Palatal Fricative


[component-1] Hard Palate
[component-2] Tongue

Palatal refers to the hard palate in the mouth. It is the hard part of the roof of the mouth. The sound is made by squeezing out air between the tongue and the hard palate.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Palatal Fricative is made in the mouth.

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The Palatal Fricative is used in the following sounds:


Electro Stab


Synth 'deh'

Tour De France

Reverb 808 Snare

Disco Snare

Snappy Snare

J9 Snare

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