labiodental

[ley-bee-oh-den-tl]Phonetics

adjective

articulated with the lower lip touching the upper front teeth, as f or v, or, rarely, with the upper lip touching the lower front teeth.

noun

a labiodental speech sound.

Origin of labiodental

First recorded in 1660–70; labio- + dental
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British Dictionary definitions for labiodental

labiodental

adjective

pronounced by bringing the bottom lip into contact or near contact with the upper teeth, as for the fricative (f) in English fat, puff

noun

a labiodental consonant
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Medicine definitions for labiodental

labiodental

[lā′bē-ō-dĕntl]

adj.

Relating to the lips and teeth.
Articulated with the lower lip and upper teeth, as the sounds (f) and (v).
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