Meaning of rhotacization in English:

rhotacization

(British rhotacisation)

Pronunciation /ˌrəʊtəsʌɪˈzeɪʃə(ə)n/

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noun

mass nounPhonetics
  • Pronunciation of a vowel to reflect a following r in the orthography, as for example in American English farm, bird.

Origin

1970s from rhotacize (from Greek rhōtakizein) + -ation.