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la·bi·al·ize

 (lā′bē-ə-līz′)
tr.v. la·bi·al·ized, la·bi·al·iz·ing, la·bi·al·iz·es
To pronounce (a speech sound) with the lips touching , nearly touching, or pursed.

la′bi·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

labialize

(ˈleɪbɪəˌlaɪz) or

labialise

vb (tr)
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics to pronounce with articulation involving rounded lips, such as for (k) before a close back vowel (uː) as in English cool
ˈlabialˌism, ˌlabialiˈzation, ˌlabialiˈsation n

la•bi•al•ize

(ˈleɪ bi əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to articulate (a sound) with the lips rounded.
[1865–70]
la`bi•al•i•za′tion, n.

labialize


Past participle: labialized
Gerund: labializing

Imperative
labialize
labialize
Present
I labialize
you labialize
he/she/it labializes
we labialize
you labialize
they labialize
Preterite
I labialized
you labialized
he/she/it labialized
we labialized
you labialized
they labialized
Present Continuous
I am labializing
you are labializing
he/she/it is labializing
we are labializing
you are labializing
they are labializing
Present Perfect
I have labialized
you have labialized
he/she/it has labialized
we have labialized
you have labialized
they have labialized
Past Continuous
I was labializing
you were labializing
he/she/it was labializing
we were labializing
you were labializing
they were labializing
Past Perfect
I had labialized
you had labialized
he/she/it had labialized
we had labialized
you had labialized
they had labialized
Future
I will labialize
you will labialize
he/she/it will labialize
we will labialize
you will labialize
they will labialize
Future Perfect
I will have labialized
you will have labialized
he/she/it will have labialized
we will have labialized
you will have labialized
they will have labialized
Future Continuous
I will be labializing
you will be labializing
he/she/it will be labializing
we will be labializing
you will be labializing
they will be labializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been labializing
you have been labializing
he/she/it has been labializing
we have been labializing
you have been labializing
they have been labializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been labializing
you will have been labializing
he/she/it will have been labializing
we will have been labializing
you will have been labializing
they will have been labializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been labializing
you had been labializing
he/she/it had been labializing
we had been labializing
you had been labializing
they had been labializing
Conditional
I would labialize
you would labialize
he/she/it would labialize
we would labialize
you would labialize
they would labialize
Past Conditional
I would have labialized
you would have labialized
he/she/it would have labialized
we would have labialized
you would have labialized
they would have labialized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.labialize - pronounce with rounded lips
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
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It is important to labialize such French consonants:
But then "Bristo," where they leave the 1 off but perversely labialize all other proper names ending in open vowels -- hence the Bristolian parent introducing her/his daughters, "This one be barbaral, this one be monical, and this one be normal" -- has always been a different place, with a physical setting guaranteed to disorient and linguistic peculiarities which still bear the imprint of the early modern period, when the speech of its streets was as likely to be Welsh, Portuguese, Spanish or any other tongue -- even Irish -- as English.