velarize

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

Definition of velarize

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of velarize

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for velarize

velar + -ize

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“Velarize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velarize. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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