velarization

noun
ve·​lar·​i·​za·​tion | \ˌvē-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about velarization

Share velarization

Dictionary Entries near velarization

velar

velaric

velarium

velarization

velarize

velar r

velate

Statistics for velarization

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for velarization

The first known use of velarization was in 1915

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on velarization

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about velarization

Comments on velarization

What made you want to look up velarization? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!