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bilabial (adj.)

1857, "having or appearing to have two lips;" see bi- "two" + labial. In linguistics, of consonants pronounced with both lips, 1878. Alternative bilabiate is attested from 1794.

updated on June 05, 2017

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Definitions of bilabial from WordNet
1
bilabial (n.)
a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/;
2
bilabial (adj.)
of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips;
bilabial fricatives
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