Definition of labiovelar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə/


(Of a sound) made with the lips and soft palate, for example w.
Example sentences
  • 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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