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Meaning of BILABIAL

Pronunciation:  bI'leybeeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/
  2. [adj]  of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips; "bilabial fricatives"

BILABIAL is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: labial, labial, labial consonant



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