Definition of velarize in English:

velarize

(British velarise)

Pronunciation /ˈvēləˌrīz/ /ˈviləˌraɪz/

transitive verb

[with object]Phonetics
  • Pronounce (a speech sound) with the back of the tongue near the soft palate.

    ‘the / l / is velarized’
    • ‘a velarized consonant’