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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?"
References in periodicals archive ?
Sammallahti (1988 : 500) maintains that in Proto-Ugric *a was labialized to *o after an initial labial consonant (*p- or *w-); hence the development was probably *wajV- > *woji>- PMs *uj-.
The o is slightly labialized, but not as rounded as its Persian equivalent.