r-color
noun Date: 1935 an acoustic effect of a simultaneously articulated \r\ imparted to a vowel by retroflexion or constriction of the tongue • r-colored adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • r-color — [är′kul΄ər] n. Phonet. an r like acoustic quality given to a vowel, produced by retroflex articulation …   English World dictionary

  • r-color — r col•or [[t]ˈɑrˌkʌl ər[/t]] also r col•or•ing n. phn the auditory quality of an r sound given to a vowel, resulting from retroflex articulation or bunching of the tongue • Etymology: 1935–40 r col•ored, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • r-color — r colored, adj. /ahr kul euhr/, n. Phonet. the auditory quality of an r sound given to a vowel, resulting from retroflex articulation or bunching of the tongue. Also, r coloring. Also called r quality. * * * …   Universalium

  • r-color — r colored, adj. /ahr kul euhr/, n. Phonet. the auditory quality of an r sound given to a vowel, resulting from retroflex articulation or bunching of the tongue. Also, r coloring. Also called r quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • r color — noun : an acoustic effect of a simultaneously articulated r imparted to a vowel by retroflexion or bunching of the tongue • r colored ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • r-col|ored — «AHR KUHL uhrd», adjective. Phonetics. pronounced with an r color: »an r colored vowel …   Useful english dictionary

  • r-colored — adjective see r color …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • r-quality — /ahr kwol i tee/, n. Phonet. r color. * * * …   Universalium

  • r-colored — adjective see r color …   Useful english dictionary

  • r-quality — /ahr kwol i tee/, n. Phonet. r color …   Useful english dictionary

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