AskDefine | Define bilabial

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bilabial adj : of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips; "bilabial fricatives" n : a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/

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  1. Articulated with both lips.

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  1. A speech sound articulated with both lips.


  • Croatian: bilabijal, dvousnenik
  • Japanese: (ryōshin'on)

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Extensive Definition

In phonetics, a bilabial consonant is a consonant articulated with both lips. The bilabial consonants identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are:
Owere Igbo has a six-way contrast among bilabial plosives: [p pʰ ɓ̥ b b̤ ɓ].

See also

bilabial in Arabic: شفتاني
bilabial in Bengali: উভয়ৌষ্ঠ্য ব্যঞ্জনধ্বনি
bilabial in Breton: Kensonenn diweuz
bilabial in Czech: Bilabiální souhláska
bilabial in Danish: Bilabial
bilabial in German: Bilabial
bilabial in Lower Sorbian: Bilabial
bilabial in Esperanto: Bilabialo
bilabial in Spanish: Consonante bilabial
bilabial in French: Consonne bilabiale
bilabial in Korean: 양순음
bilabial in Upper Sorbian: Bilabial
bilabial in Indonesian: Konsonan dwibibir
bilabial in Italian: Consonante bilabiale
bilabial in Latvian: Bilabiāls līdzskanis
bilabial in Japanese: 両唇音
bilabial in Norwegian: Bilabialer
bilabial in Polish: Spółgłoska dwuwargowa
bilabial in Portuguese: Consoante bilabial
bilabial in Romanian: Consoană bilabială
bilabial in Russian: Губно-губные согласные
bilabial in Finnish: Bilabiaali
bilabial in Swedish: Bilabial konsonant
bilabial in Tamil: ஈரிதழ் மெய்
bilabial in Chinese: 双唇音

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