Dictionary

1bilabial

adjective bi·la·bi·al \(ˌ)bī-ˈlā-bē-əl\

Definition of BILABIAL

of a consonant
:  produced with both lips

Origin of BILABIAL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1878

2bilabial

noun

linguistics : a sound made by using both lips

Full Definition of BILABIAL

:  a bilabial consonant

Examples of BILABIAL

  1. English bilabials such as and .

First Known Use of BILABIAL

1829

bilabial

adjective bi·la·bi·al \(ˈ)bī-ˈlā-bē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BILABIAL

:  of or relating to both lips

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bilabiatePrevious Word in the Dictionary: BilaanAll Words Near: bilabial
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears