ve·​lar·​ize ˈvē-lə-ˌrīz How to pronounce velarize (audio)
velarized; velarizing

transitive verb

: to modify (a sound, such as the \l\ of \ˈpül\ pool) by a simultaneous velar articulation

Word History


velar + -ize

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of velarize was in 1915

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“Velarize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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