velarize

[ vee-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈvi ləˌraɪz /

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

to pronounce with velar articulation.

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Also especially British, ve·lar·ise .

Origin of velarize

First recorded in 1930–35; velar + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM velarize

ve·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for velarize

velarize

velarise

/ (ˈviːləˌraɪz) /

verb

(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 forms of velarize

velarization or velarisation, noun
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