labialized: pronounced with the lips rounded (not closed and flat as they typically are for labial consonants). (See the diagram of the principal organs of articulation.) The place of articulation of such consonants is independent (though it may be labial); the labialization is a secondary articulation, usually perceived as occuring after the main consonant and written in phonetic transcription with a raised w. For example, [kw] (the "qu" sound of "quit" or "queen") is a labialized velar stop. Compare palatalized. [Spanish: labializado]