labionasal

[ ley-bee-oh-ney-zuh l ]
/ ˌleɪ bi oʊˈneɪ zəl /
Phonetics

adjective

articulated with the lips and given resonance in the nasal cavity, as m.

noun

a labionasal sound.

Nearby words

  1. labioglossolaryngeal,
  2. labioglossopharyngeal,
  3. labiograph,
  4. labiogression,
  5. labiomental,
  6. labiopalatine,
  7. labioplacement,
  8. labioplasty,
  9. labiovelar,
  10. labiovelarize

Origin of labionasal


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British Dictionary definitions for labionasal

labionasal

/ (ˌleɪbɪəʊˈneɪzəl) phonetics /

adjective

pronounced by making a complete closure of the air passage at the lips and lowering the soft palate allowing air to escape through the nasal cavity

noun

a labionasal consonant, such as m
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Medicine definitions for labionasal

labionasal

[ lā′bē-ō-nāzəl ]

adj.

Relating to the upper lip and the nose or to both lips and the nose.

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