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velarize

[vee-luh-rahyz] /ˈvi ləˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), velarized, velarizing. Phonetics.
1.
to pronounce with velar articulation.
Also, especially British, velarise.
Origin of velarize
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; velar + -ize
Related forms
velarization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for velarization

velarize

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