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velarize

[vee-luh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), ve·lar·ized, ve·lar·iz·ing. Phonetics.
  1. to pronounce with velar articulation.
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Also especially British, ve·lar·ise.

Origin of velarize

First recorded in 1930–35; velar + -ize
Related formsve·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for velarization

velarize

velarise

verb
  1. (tr) phonetics to pronounce or supplement the pronunciation of (a speech sound) with articulation at the soft palate, as in dark (l) in English tall
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Derived Formsvelarization or velarisation, noun
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