Definition of labiovelar in English:


Line breaks: la¦bio|velar
Pronunciation: /ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə


  • (Of a sound) made with the lips and soft palate, for example w.
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    • In the Ionic of Homer's time, as well as in all other classical dialects, the labiovelar stops had developed into labials, dentals or velars.
    • It would then make sense to reconstruct a corresponding set of velar and labiovelar fricatives.

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