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bi·la·bi·al

 (bī-lā′bē-əl)
adj.
1. Pronounced or articulated with both lips, as the consonants b, p, m, and w.
2. Relating to both lips.
n.
A bilabial sound or consonant.

bi·la′bi·al·ly adv.

bilabial

(baɪˈleɪbɪəl)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated using both lips: (p) is a bilabial stop, (w) a bilabial semivowel.
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a bilabial speech sound

bi•la•bi•al

(baɪˈleɪ bi əl)

adj.
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.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilabial - a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/
labial, labial consonant - a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
Adj.1.bilabial - of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lipsbilabial - of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips; "bilabial fricatives"
Translations
bilabial
bilabijaldvousnenik

bilabial

[baɪˈleɪbɪəl]
A. ADJbilabial
B. Nbilabial f

bi·la·bi·al

a. bilabial.
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The picture was enriched with attention cueing when the speech organs had one of following features: (1) different shapes of lips when producing bilabials, bilabial fricatives, labiodental-fricatives, or stops; (2) nasalization; (3) voiced sounds; and (4) the tongue in dental, alveolar, postalveolar, palatal, velar, or uvular positions.
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The constriction can be formed by the lips, in case of bilabials /p,b/; the tongue tip for alveolars /t,d/; and tongue dorsum when producing velars /k,g/.
If the articulatory velocity is the primary physiological factor for the voice onset difference, we would expect that the VOT would be shorter for apical alveolar stops than for either bilabials or velars, which is not the general finding.
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