velarization

noun
ve·​lar·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌvē-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce velarization (audio) \

Definition of velarization

1 : the quality or state of being velarized
2 : an act or instance of velarizing

First Known Use of velarization

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for velarization

velarize + -ation

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“Velarization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velarization. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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