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delabialization

[ dee-ley-bee-uh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ diˌleɪ bi ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun Phonetics.
the result or process of delabializing.
the historical progression in which labial sounds delabialize, as the kw- sound in Latin words starting with quin- “five” becoming a k-sound as in Spanish quince “fifteen.”
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Origin of delabialization

1905–10; de- + labialization
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