What is another word for labials?

21 synonyms found


[ lˈe͡ɪbɪəlz], [ lˈe‍ɪbɪəlz], [ l_ˈeɪ_b_ɪ__ə_l_z]

Labials refer to consonant sounds that are produced by using the lips, such as "b," "p," "m," and "w." There are several synonyms for this term, including bilabials, which specifically refers to sounds that use both lips, such as "p" and "b." Labiodentals are another type of consonant sound that include the use of both the lips and teeth, such as "f" and "v." These sounds are produced by placing the lower lip against the upper teeth. Another synonym for labials is labiovelars, which are sounds produced by both the lips and the back of tongue, such as "kw" and "gw".

What are the hypernyms for Labials?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Speech Sounds, consonants, articulated sounds, oral consonants.

Usage examples for Labials

labials, Dentals, Linguals, and Palatals.
"1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading"
B. A. Hathaway
84. What are labials?
"1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading"
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Baron La Hontan, who spent several years among the Indians, noticed the remarkable fact concerning their language that it had no labials.
"The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts"
George W. Holley

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