AskDefine | Define labial

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labial adj
1 of or relating to the lips of the mouth; "labial stops"
2 relating to or near the female labium n : a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips [syn: labial consonant]

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  1. Of or pertaining to the lips or labia
  2. articulated by closing the lips, especially of the sounds of b, m and w
  3. Of an incisor or canine, on the side facing the lips. See mesial.



  1. a labial consonant
  2. an organ pipe having a lip that influences its sound


certain consonant
  • Croatian: labijal, usnenik
  • Dutch: labiaal /
organ pipe

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