verb (used with object), ve·lar·ized, ve·lar·iz·ing. Phonetics.

to pronounce with velar articulation.

Also especially British, ve·lar·ise.

Origin of velarize

First recorded in 1930–35; velar + -ize
Related formsve·lar·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for velarization




(tr) phonetics to pronounce or supplement the pronunciation of (a speech sound) with articulation at the soft palate, as in dark (l) in English tall
Derived Formsvelarization or velarisation, noun
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