Definition of backing in English:


Line breaks: back|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbakɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 2 Phonetics The movement of the place of formation of a sound towards the back of the mouth.
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    • Short /a/ is a fairly low, central(ized) vowel, with fronting, backing, and rounding determined by environment.
    • /l/ has a strong backing effect on preceding vowels.
    • Vowel backing was measured by changes in second formant frequency (F2).

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