de labialize


[dee-ley-bee-uh-lahyz] Phonetics.
verb (used with object), delabialized, delabializing.
to deprive (a sound) of labial character, as in unrounding a vowel.
verb (used without object), delabialized, delabializing.
(of a speech sound) to lose its labial character.

1870–75; de- + labialize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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