Part of speech: noun

The roof of the mouth; taste; relish.

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Usage examples "palate":

  1. Enlarged tonsils or elongated palate or throat irritation may also produce a cough. - "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.
  2. It is surrounded by the lips in front, by the cheeks on the sides, by the hard palate above and the soft palate behind, and by the tissues of the lower jaw below. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. They waited and waited, thinking that some one would come: but when nobody came for a long time, they sat down and ate and drank what the palate fancied. - "Folk Tales Every Child Should Know", Various.