[ spahy-ruhn-tahyz ]

verb (used with object),spi·rant·ized, spi·rant·iz·ing.Phonetics.
  1. to change into or pronounce as a spirant.

Origin of spirantize

First recorded in 1895–1900; spirant + -ize
  • Also especially British, spi·rant·ise .

Other words from spirantize

  • spi·rant·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby spirantize

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