consonantalize

verb con·so·nan·tal·ize \ˌkän(t)səˈnantəlˌīz\
variants: less commonly

consonantize

\ˈkän(t)sənənˌtīz\

Definition of consonantalize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to change into or articulate as a consonant (as when the ē in piteous is pronounced \y\ rather than \ē\

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to change a vowel to a consonant the tendency to consonantalize

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