What is another word for labialize?

42 synonyms found


[ lˈe͡ɪbɪəlˌa͡ɪz], [ lˈe‍ɪbɪəlˌa‍ɪz], [ l_ˈeɪ_b_ɪ__ə_l_ˌaɪ_z]

Labialize refers to the articulation in which a sound is pronounced with the lips, and there are different synonyms for it. One of the most commonly used synonyms is 'rounding', which describes the same action of pronouncing a sound with rounded lips. Other synonyms for 'labialize' include 'lip-rounding' and 'bilabial articulation.' 'Bilabialization' is another term used to describe the process of producing sounds with the lips. Lastly, 'labio-dental' is also a synonym for 'labialize' used to describe the pronunciation of sounds that involve upper teeth and lower lip. Therefore, if one needs to use different words for 'labialize' in writing or speech, these synonyms can be a helpful alternative.

Synonyms for Labialize:

How to use "Labialize" in context?

Labialization is a process that changes the pronunciation of a letter s to sh, th, or kh, typically occurring before a vowel sound. For example, the word dog becomes dosh, paper becomes pap, and shoe becomes sho. This process is rare and typically occurs in spoken English.

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