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delabialization

[dee-ley-bee-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /diˌleɪ bi ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun, Phonetics
1.
the result or process of delabializing.
2.
the historical progression in which labial sounds delabialize, as the kw- sound in Latin words in quin- “five” becoming a k- sound as in Spanish quince “fifteen.”.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; de- + labialization
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