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delabialize

[ dee-ley-bee-uh-lahyz ]
/ di藞le瑟 bi 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路la路bi路al路ized, de路la路bi路al路iz路ing.
to deprive (a sound) of labial character, as in unrounding a vowel.
verb (used without object), de路la路bi路al路ized, de路la路bi路al路iz路ing.
(of a speech sound) to lose its labial character.
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Origin of delabialize

First recorded in 1870鈥75; de- + labialize
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