r-color

or r-col·or·ing

[ ahr-kuhl-er or ahr-kuhl-er-ing ]
/ ˈɑrˌkʌl ər or ˈɑrˌkʌl ər ɪŋ /

noun Phonetics.

the auditory quality of an r-sound given to a vowel, resulting from retroflex articulation or bunching of the tongue.

Nearby words

  1. r wave,
  2. r&b,
  3. r&d,
  4. r, r,
  5. r-banding stain,
  6. r-colour,
  7. r-dropping,
  8. r-less,
  9. r-methodology,
  10. r-rated

Also called r-qual·i·ty [ahr-kwol-i-tee] /ˈɑrˌkwɒl ɪ ti/.

Related formsr-col·ored, adjective

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