labionasal

[ley-bee-oh-ney-zuh l]Phonetics

adjective

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

noun

a labionasal sound.

Origin of labionasal

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British Dictionary definitions for labionasal

labionasal

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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labionasal in Medicine

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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