Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To pronounce (a speech sound) with the lips touching , nearly touching, or pursed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make labial; give a labial character to; change to utterance with the lips.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Phonetics) To modify by contraction of the lip opening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To round, make (a sound, notably a consonant) labial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pronounce with rounded lips

Etymologies

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From labial (from Latin labium ("lip")) + the causative suffix -ize.

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