What does bilabial mean?

bilabial meaning in General Dictionary

a consonant which articulated utilizing both mouth as p or b or w

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  • created using both mouth said of a consonant As bilabial fricatives
  • of or associated with or becoming a speech sound that is articulated utilizing both lips
  • a consonant that is articulated making use of both mouth; /p/ or /b/ or /w/

bilabial meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1857, from bi- + labial. Alternative bilabiate is attested from 1794.

bilabial - German to English


Sentence Examples with the word bilabial

Thus F came to be the representative of the unvoiced labiodental spirant instead of that for the bilabial voiced spirant.

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