labiovelar(redirected from Labiovelars)
Simultaneously labial and velar, as (kw) in quick.
A labiovelar sound.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) relating to or denoting a speech sound pronounced with simultaneous articulation at the soft palate and the lips
(Phonetics & Phonology) a labiovelar speech sound, such as some pronunciations of the consonant spelt q in English
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la•bi•o•ve•lar(ˌleɪ bi oʊˈvi lər)
1. (of a speech sound) articulated with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as the sound (w).n.
2. a labiovelar speech sound.
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