delabialization

delabialization

[dee-ley-bee-uh-luh-zey-shuhn]
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:
1905–10; de- + labialization

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