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Etymology 1

From Middle English coronal, from Anglo-Norman coronal, from Latin corōnālis (related to a crown), from corōna (crown).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒɹənəl/, /kəˈɹəʊnəl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹənəl/, /ˈkɑɹənəl/, /kəˈɹoʊnəl/, enPR: /kŏr'ə-nəl/, /kə-rōn'əl/


coronal (comparative more coronal, superlative most coronal)

  1. Relating to a crown or coronation.
  2. (astronomy) Relating to the corona of a star.
    • (Can we date this quote by Abney and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The coronal light during the eclipse is faint.
    • Coronal holes are darker, cooler regions of the sun's atmosphere, or corona, containing little solar material. In these gaps, magnetic field lines whip out into the solar wind rather than looping back to the sun's surface. Coronal holes can affect space weather, as they send solar particles streaming off the sun about three times faster than the slower wind unleashed elsewhere from the sun's atmosphere, according to a description from NASA.
  3. (botany) Relating to the corona of a flower.
  4. (phonetics) Relating to a sound made with the tip or blade of the tongue.
  5. (anatomy) Relating to the coronal plane that divides a body into dorsal (back) and ventral (front).
  • (phonetics): interdental, dental, alveolar, postalveolar, retroflex, palatoalveolar, alveopalatal, palatal
Coordinate terms
  • (dentistry location adjectives) anterior,‎ apical,‎ apicocoronal,‎ axial,‎ buccal,‎ buccoapical,‎ buccocervical,‎ buccogingival,‎ buccolabial,‎ buccolingual,‎ bucco-occlusal,‎ buccopalatal,‎ cervical,‎ coronal,‎ coronoapical,‎ distal,‎ distoapical,‎ distobuccal,‎ distocervical,‎ distocoronal,‎ distofacial,‎ distogingival,‎ distoincisal,‎ distolingual,‎ disto-occlusal,‎ distoclusal,‎ distocclusal,‎ distopalatal,‎ facial,‎ gingival,‎ incisal,‎ incisocervical,‎ inferior,‎ labial,‎ lingual,‎ linguobuccal,‎ linguo-occlusal,‎ mandibular,‎ maxillary,‎ mesial,‎ mesioapical,‎ mesiobuccal,‎ mesiocervical,‎ mesiocoronal,‎ mesiodistal,‎ mesiofacial,‎ mesioincisal,‎ mesiogingival,‎ mesiolingual,‎ mesio-occlusal,‎ mesioclusal,‎ mesiocclusal,‎ mesiopalatal,‎ occlusal,‎ palatal,‎ posterior,‎ proximal,‎ superior,‎ vestibular (Category: en:Dentistry) [edit]
  • (phonetics): labial, dorsal, radical, laryngeal

Derived terms



coronal (plural coronals)

  1. A crown or coronet.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter V, in Le Morte Darthur, book V:
      Therfore aryse and dresse the thow gloton / For this day shall thou dye of my hand / Thenne the gloton anone starte vp and tooke a grete clubbe in his hand / and smote at the kynge that his coronal fylle to the erthe
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.5:
      That shall embellish more your beautie bright, / And crowne your heades with heavenly coronall, / Such as the Angels weare before Gods tribunall!
  2. A wreath or garland of flowers.
  3. The frontal bone, over which the ancients wore their coronae or garlands.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooper to this entry?)
  4. (phonetics) A consonant produced with the tip or blade of the tongue.

Further reading

  • coronal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • coronal in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • coronal at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Coronal consonant on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Anatomical terms of location on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2


coronal (plural coronals)

  1. Obsolete form of colonel.


  • Locarno, caloron



From Latin corōnālis, from corōna (a crown).


  • IPA(key): /kɔ.ʁɔ.nal/


coronal (feminine singular coronale, masculine plural coronaux, feminine plural coronales)

  1. (anatomy, astronomy, botany, phonetics) coronal

Further reading

  • “coronal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • cornall, crownall, coronalle, coronall, curonalle, corenall, cornal, corounal, corounnal


From Anglo-Norman coronal, from Latin corōnālis; equivalent to coroune +‎ -al.


  • IPA(key): /kɔruˈnaːl/, /ˈkɔrunal/, /ˈkɔr(ə)nal/, /ˈkruːnal/


coronal (plural coronales)

  1. A tiara; a crown lacking arches or covering (often combined with a helm).
  2. The point or top of a rod-shaped object (e.g. a pike or pillar)
  3. (rare) A nimbus; the headgear of angels and saints.


  • English: coronal


  • “coronāl, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-03-20.



coronal m or f (plural coronais, comparable)

  1. (phonetics) coronal (produced with tip or blade of tongue)


coronal m (plural coronais)

  1. (phonetics) coronal (consonant produced with tip or blade of tongue)



From Latin coronalis.


  • IPA(key): /koɾoˈnal/


coronal (plural coronales)

  1. (anatomy) coronal
  2. (phonetics) coronal (relating to a sound produced with the tip or blade of the tongue)


coronal f (plural coronales)

  1. (phonetics) coronal (a consonant produced with the tip or blade of the tongue)

Related terms

  • corona

Further reading

  • “coronal” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

  • relating to a corona.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)