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rhotacize

[ roh-tuh-sahyz ]
/ 藞ro蕣 t蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), rho路ta路cized, rho路ta路ciz路ing.
to change (a sound) to an (r); subject to rhotacism.
to pronounce (a vowel) with r-color.
verb (used without object), rho路ta路cized, rho路ta路ciz路ing.
to undergo rhotacism.
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Also especially British, rho路ta路cise .

Origin of rhotacize

First recorded in 1960鈥65; rhotac(ism) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM rhotacize

rho路ta路ci路za路tion, noun
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