labiovelar

labiovelar

[ley-bee-oh-vee-ler] Phonetics.
adjective
1.
pronounced with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as w.
noun
2.
a labiovelar speech sound.

Origin:
1890–95; labio- + velar

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labiovelar (ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə)
 
adj
1.  relating to or denoting a speech sound pronounced with simultaneous articulation at the soft palate and the lips
 
n
2.  a labiovelar speech sound, such as some pronunciations of the consonant spelt q in English

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