labialism

labialism

[ley-bee-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
a tendency, sometimes habitual, to make sounds labial, as in pronouncing the l in love as a w- like sound.

Origin:
1880–85; labial + -ism

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labialize or labialise (ˈleɪbɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
phonetics to pronounce with articulation involving rounded lips, such as for () before a close back vowel () as in English cool
 
labialise or labialise
 
vb
 
'labialism or labialise
 
n
 
labiali'zation or labialise
 
n
 
labiali'sation or labialise
 
n

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