delabialize

verb
de·​la·​bi·​al·​ize | \ ˌdē-ˈlā-bē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce delabialize (audio) \
delabializing; delabialized; delabializes

Definition of delabialize

transitive verb

: to pronounce (a speech sound) without lip rounding : to remove lip rounding from (a speech sound)

Other Words from delabialize

delabialization \ ˌdē-​ˌlā-​​bē-​​ə-​​lə-​​ˈzā-​​shən How to pronounce delabialize (audio) \ noun, plural delabializations

First Known Use of delabialize

circa 1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for delabialize

de- + labial entry 1 + -ize

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“Delabialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delabialize. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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