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secondary articulation Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y ar·tic·u·la·tion

Definition of secondary articulation in English:


An additional feature in the pronunciation of a consonant (besides the actual place of articulation), such as palatalization or lip-rounding.
Example sentences
  • I'd describe the sound as a bilabial nasal with a secondary articulation and falling tone.
  • In these cases the one with the greater constriction is said to be the primary articulation and the one with the more open constriction is referred to as a secondary articulation.
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