r-col·​or ˈär-ˌkə-lər How to pronounce r-color (audio)
: an acoustic effect of a simultaneously articulated \r\ imparted to a vowel by retroflexion or constriction of the tongue
r-colored adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of r-color was in 1935

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“R-color.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/r-color. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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