Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

rhotacize

[roh-tuh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), rho·ta·cized, rho·ta·ciz·ing.
  1. to change (a sound) to an (r); subject to rhotacism.
  2. to pronounce (a vowel) with r-color.
Show More
verb (used without object), rho·ta·cized, rho·ta·ciz·ing.
  1. to undergo rhotacism.
Show More
Also especially British, rho·ta·cise.

Origin of rhotacize

First recorded in 1960–65; rhotac(ism) + -ize
Related formsrho·ta·ci·za·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018