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delabialization

[dee-ley-bee-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
noun Phonetics.
  1. the result or process of delabializing.
  2. the historical progression in which labial sounds delabialize, as the kw-sound in Latin words in quin- “five” becoming a k-sound as in Spanish quince “fifteen.”
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Origin of delabialization

1905–10; de- + labializationlabialization
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