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labiovelar

[ ley-bee-oh-vee-ler ]
/ ˌleɪ bi oʊˈvi lər /
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adjective

pronounced with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as w.

noun

a labiovelar speech sound.

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Origin of labiovelar

First recorded in 1890–95; labio- + velar
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British Dictionary definitions for labiovelar

labiovelar
/ (ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə) phonetics /

adjective

relating to or denoting a speech sound pronounced with simultaneous articulation at the soft palate and the lips

noun

a labiovelar speech sound, such as some pronunciations of the consonant spelt q in English
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