labially

labial

[ley-bee-uhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a labium.
2.
of or pertaining to the lips.
3.
Phonetics. involving lip articulation, as p, v, m, w, or a rounded vowel.
4.
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.
noun Phonetics.
5.
any labial consonant, especially a bilabial.
6.
any labial sound.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin labiālis. See labium, -al1

labiality, noun
labially, adverb
interlabial, adjective
postlabial, adjective
postlabially, adverb
prelabial, adjective
pseudolabial, adjective
sublabial, adjective
sublabially, adverb
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labial (ˈleɪbɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or near lips or labia
2.  music producing sounds by the action of an air stream over a narrow liplike fissure, as in a flue pipe of an organ
3.  phonetics relating to a speech sound whose articulation involves movement or use of the lips: a labial click
 
n
4.  music Also called: labial pipe an organ pipe with a liplike fissure
5.  phonetics a speech sound such as English p or m, whose articulation involves movement or use of the lips
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin labiālis, from Latin labium lip]
 
labi'ality
 
n
 
'labially
 
adv

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labial
"pertaining to the lips," 1590s, from M.L. labialis, from L. labium "lip" (see lip).
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labial la·bi·al (lā'bē-əl)
adj.
Relating to the lips or labia.

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