Definition of secondary articulation in English:

secondary articulation

Line breaks: sec¦ond|ary ar¦ticu|la¦tion

noun

Phonetics
  • An additional feature in the pronunciation of a consonant (besides the actual place of articulation), such as palatalization or lip-rounding.
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    • 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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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
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