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1. Pronounced or articulated with both lips, as the consonants b, p, m, and w.
2. Relating to both lips.
A bilabial sound or consonant.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated using both lips: (p) is a bilabial stop, (w) a bilabial semivowel.
(Phonetics & Phonology) a bilabial speech sound
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bi•la•bi•al(baɪˈleɪ bi əl)
1. (of a speech sound) produced with the lips close together or touching, as the sounds (p), (b), (m), and (w).n.
2. a bilabial speech sound.
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|Noun||1.||bilabial - a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/|
|Adj.||1.||bilabial - of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips; "bilabial fricatives"|
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