delabialize

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delabialize (third-person singular simple present delabializes, present participle delabializing, simple past and past participle delabialized)

  1. (transitive, phonetics, phonology) To make into a non-labial sound.
    • 1884: Henry Sweet, First Middle English Primer, p. 5
      the resulting labial vowels were soon delabialized into e and ē.
  2. (intransitive, phonetics, phonology) To become a non-labial sound.
    • 1981: Charles Stephen Bird, The Dialects of Mandekan, p. 170
      /gw/ may delabialize to /g/.

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