Definition of Labialize in English :

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Labialize meaning in English

Meaning of Labialize in English

Pronunciation of Labialize in English

Labialize pronunciation in English

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1. labialise, labialize, round

pronounce with rounded lips

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verb (transitive)
to pronounce with articulation involving rounded lips, such as for (k) before a close back vowel ( ) as in English cool

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈlabialˌized or ˈlabialˌizing
to pronounce (a sound or sounds) by using the lips, sometimes excessively
to round (a vowel)

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tr.v. la·bi·al·ized, la·bi·al·iz·ing, la·bi·al·iz·es
To pronounce (a speech sound) with the lips touching , nearly touching, or pursed.

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