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la•bi•al



Pronunciation: (lā'bē-ul), [key]
adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a labium.
2. of or pertaining to the lips.
3. Phonet.involving lip articulation, as p, v, m, w, or a rounded vowel.
4. Music.having the tones produced by the impact of a stream of air on a sharp liplike edge, as in a flute or the flue pipes of an organ.

n. Phonet.
1. any labial consonant, esp. a bilabial.
2. any labial sound.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

labialabialism
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