What is another word for bilabial?

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[ ba͡ɪlˈe͡ɪbɪəl], [ ba‍ɪlˈe‍ɪbɪəl], [ b_aɪ_l_ˈeɪ_b_ɪ__ə_l]

Bilabial, a term commonly used in linguistics, refers to a sound produced by the movement of both lips. Synonyms for bilabial include labial, bilabiate, bidental, and labio-dental. The labial sound is widely used in languages around the world, particularly in consonants such as "b", "m", and "p." When two opposing lips touch or come extremely close together, this produces a bilabial sound. The term "bilabiate" emphasizes the double lip movement involved in producing the sound. While "bidental" specifically refers to sounds that require the teeth to come together as well, the term "labio-dental" describes sounds that also require the tongue and teeth in addition to the lips.

Related words: bilabial consonants, bilabial trills, bilabial stop, bilabial nasal, bilabial velopharyngeal port

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    How to use "Bilabial" in context?

    When you hear the word "bilabial," what comes to mind? For some, the word may conjure up an image of a person with a big smile and cherry-red lips. But for others, the word may conjure up a different image entirely - that of a dangerous animal, like a prehistoric lemur.

    While the meanings of bilabial can vary, the sound that they make is always the same - blee which is pronounced like the letter "blah." Bilabial sounds come in pairs - the sounds bilabial consonants make are always combined with a bilabial vowel.

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