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labialize

[ ley-bee-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藞le瑟 bi 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), la路bi路al路ized, la路bi路al路iz路ing.Phonetics.
to give a labial character to (a sound), for example, to round (a vowel).
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Also especially British, la路bi路al路ise .

Origin of labialize

First recorded in 1865鈥70; labial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM labialize

la路bi路al路i路za路tion, nounun路la路bi路al路ize, verb (used with object), un路la路bi路al路ized, un路la路bi路al路iz路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for labialize

labialize

labialise

/ (藞le瑟b瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
phonetics to pronounce with articulation involving rounded lips, such as for (k) before a close back vowel (u藧) as in English cool

Derived forms of labialize

labialism, labialization or labialisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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