- articulated with the lips and given resonance in the nasal cavity, as m.
- a labionasal sound.
Origin of labionasal
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- 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
- a labionasal consonant, such as m
- Relating to the upper lip and the nose or to both lips and the nose.
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