labiovelarize

[ ley-bee-oh-vee-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˌleɪ bi oʊˈvi ləˌraɪz /

verb (used with or without object), la·bi·o·ve·lar·ized, la·bi·o·ve·lar·iz·ing. Phonetics.

to make or become labiovelar.

Nearby words

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

Also especially British, la·bi·o·ve·lar·ise.

Origin of labiovelarize

First recorded in 1935–40; labiovelar + -ize

Related formsla·bi·o·ve·lar·i·za·tion, noun

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