[ ley-bee-uh l ]
/ ˈleɪ bi əl /
of, relating to, or resembling a labium.
of or relating to the lips.
Phonetics. involving lip articulation, as p, v, m, w, or a rounded vowel.
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.
any labial consonant, especially a bilabial.
any labial sound.
la·bi·al·i·ty, nounla·bi·al·ly, adverbin·ter·la·bi·al, adjectivepost·la·bi·al, adjective
post·la·bi·al·ly, adverbpre·la·bi·al, adjectivepseu·do·la·bi·al, adjectivesub·la·bi·al, adjectivesub·la·bi·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for labiality
/ (ˈleɪbɪəl) /
of, relating to, or near lips or labia
music producing sounds by the action of an air stream over a narrow liplike fissure, as in a flue pipe of an organ
phonetics relating to a speech sound whose articulation involves movement or use of the lipsa labial click
Also called: labial pipe music an organ pipe with a liplike fissure
phonetics a speech sound such as English p or m, whose articulation involves movement or use of the lips
Derived Formslabiality, nounlabially, adverb
Word Origin for labial
C16: from Medieval Latin labiālis, from Latin labium lip
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Medicine definitions for labiality
[ lā′bē-əl ]
Relating to the lips or labia.
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