velarize

[vee-luh-rahyz] /ˈvi ləˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), velarized, velarizing. Phonetics
1.
to pronounce with velar articulation.
Also, especially British, velarise.
Origin
1930–35; velar + -ize
Related forms
velarization, noun
British Dictionary definitions for velarise
velarize or velarise (ˈviːləˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) phonetics to pronounce or supplement the pronunciation of (a speech sound) with articulation at the soft palate, as in dark () in English tall
 
velarise or velarise
 
vb
 
velari'zation or velarise
 
n
 
velari'sation or velarise
 
n

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