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de•la•bi•a•li•za•tion



Pronunciation: (dē-lā"bē-u-lu-zā'shun), [key]
n. Phonet.
1. the result or process of delabializing.
2. the historical progression in which labial sounds delabialize, as the kw-sound in Latin words in quin- “five” becoming a k-sound as in Spanish quince “fifteen.”

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