American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Pronounced or articulated with both lips, as the consonants b, p, m, and w.
- adj. Relating to both lips.
- n. A bilabial sound or consonant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Involving the two lips.
- adj. phonetics Articulated with both lips.
- n. phonetics A speech sound articulated with both lips.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Linguistics) produced using both lips; -- said of a consonant. .
- n. (Linguistics) a consonant that is articulated using both lips, as p or b or w.
- n. a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/
- adj. of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips
“Yes, it's formed by closing both lips -- 'bilabial' -- rather than using tongue and teeth.”
“Point is, if the model is accurate it's like describing how sounds are articulated phonetically, how the/b/sound is a voiced bilabial plosive.”
“Perhaps the voiced bilabial plosive suggests the last and energetic verb (I know the withheld verbs create suspense).”
“Yes, it makes Sean Kingston's Beautiful Girls look like Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, but Mohombi isn't about furrowing brows, he's about fun with a capital bilabial fricative.”
“In Arabic, there is no "p" sound (voiceless bilabial plosive), so it is often replaced with a "b" sound (voiced bilabial plosive).”
“Now, this is a matter of detail perhaps but worth noting since p has occasionally eroded to f in Etruscan, particularly next to tautosyllabic u, and this sort of lenition can only rationally happen with a bilabial phoneme, not a labiodental one.”
“As I've remarked before on my blog, Etruscan p consistently shows lenition to a bilabial fricative /ɸ/ whenever it neighbours the high rounded back vowel u.”
“If we only assess the problem from within the specialized bubble of the narrow Etruscan field, internal -u- before bilabial m can easily be explained away as a reduced form of original *-e-.”
“Consider the Etruscan use of letter phi, coding for the aspirate bilabial stop, which tends to mark many Greek loans: Φerse 'Perseus' and Φuipa 'Phoibe'.”
“Many languages have bilabial fricatives such as Irish, Andalusian and Japanese.”
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