prenasalize

verb
pre·​na·​sal·​ize | \ ˌprē-ˈnā-zə-ˌlīz How to pronounce prenasalize (audio) \
prenasalized; prenasalizing; prenasalizes

Definition of prenasalize

transitive verb

: to pronounce (a stop consonant) with a brief interval of nasalization that is not ascribed to the preceding speech segment

Other Words from prenasalize

prenasalization \ ˌprē-​ˌnā-​​zə-​​lə-​​ˈzā-​​shən How to pronounce prenasalize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of prenasalize

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prenasalize

pre- + nasalize

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“Prenasalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenasalize. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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