dental: pronounced with a constriction at or near the front teeth. Most commonly the term refers to sounds pronounced with the tongue-tip against the upper front teeth and the roof of the mouth immediately behind them; these sounds are more precisely called apico-dental. The t of Spanish is (apico-)dental, for example. (The corresponding English sound is alveolar.) Sometimes, however, "dental" is used more generally to include not just apico-dentals but also interdentals (such as th) and labiodentals (such as f and v). See the diagram of places of articulation; see also place of articulation. [Spanish: dental]