labialize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1867 to make labial ; round 1b(2) • labialization noun

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  • Labialize — La bi*al*ize, v. t. (Phonetics) To modify by contraction of the lip opening. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labialize — (Amer.) v. (Phonetics) pronounce by means of the lips (also labialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • labialize — [lā′bēiz΄] vt. labialized, labializing [ LABIAL + IZE] 1. to pronounce (a sound or sounds) by using the lips, sometimes excessively 2. to round (a vowel) labialization n …   English World dictionary

  • labialize — labialization, n. /lay bee euh luyz /, v.t., labialized, labializing. Phonet. to give a labial character to (a sound), for example, to round (a vowel). Also, esp. Brit., labialise. [1865 70; LABIAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • labialize — verb To round, make (a sound, notably a consonant) labial. Ant: delabialize See Also: labiate, labiodental, labiovelar …   Wiktionary

  • labialize — la·bi·al·ize …   English syllables

  • labialize — la•bi•al•ize [[t]ˈleɪ bi əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing phn to articulate (a sound) with the lips rounded • Etymology: 1865–70 la bi•al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • labialize — verb pronounce with rounded lips • Syn: ↑round, ↑labialise • Hypernyms: ↑pronounce, ↑articulate, ↑enounce, ↑sound out, ↑enunciate, ↑say …   Useful english dictionary

  • labialized — labialize (Amer.) v. (Phonetics) pronounce by means of the lips (also labialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • labializes — labialize (Amer.) v. (Phonetics) pronounce by means of the lips (also labialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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