[ 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 .
OTHER WORDS FROM velarizeve·lar·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby velarize
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British Dictionary definitions for velarize
/ (ˈviːləˌraɪz) /
(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 velarizevelarization or velarisation, noun
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