[ ley-bee-oh-vee-ler ]
/ ˌleɪ bi oʊˈvi lər /
pronounced with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as w.
a labiovelar speech sound.
Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.
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British Dictionary definitions for labiovelar
/ (ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə) phonetics /
relating to or denoting a speech sound pronounced with simultaneous articulation at the soft palate and the lips
a labiovelar speech sound, such as some pronunciations of the consonant spelt q in English
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