labiovelar

[ley-bee-oh-vee-ler]Phonetics

adjective

pronounced with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as w.

noun

a labiovelar speech sound.

Nearby words

  1. labiomental,
  2. labionasal,
  3. labiopalatine,
  4. labioplacement,
  5. labioplasty,
  6. labiovelarize,
  7. labioversion,
  8. labium,
  9. lablab,
  10. labneh

Origin of labiovelar

First recorded in 1890–95; labio- + velar

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British Dictionary definitions for labiovelar

labiovelar

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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