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pharyngealize Syllabification: pha·ryn·ge·al·ize
Pronunciation: /fəˈrinjēəˌlīz/

Definition of pharyngealize in English:


[with object] Phonetics
Articulate (a speech sound) with constriction of the pharynx.
Example sentences
  • But when you pharyngealise [A] (or [a]), you get a narrowing in the throat (instead of at a (labio-)palatal or a labio-velar one), of course.
  • I've tried and subsequently failed to velarise, uvularise, & pharyngealise those sounds.


Pronunciation: /fəˈrinjēəliˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Velarization and pharyngealization can also both be marked by a tilde through the consonant, as we have seen in the symbol for the dark 'l'.
  • Laryngeal sphinctering is required for pharyngealization, usually with larynx raising.
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