Definitions for labialˈleɪ bi əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
la•bi•alˈleɪ bi əl(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or resembling a labium.
of or pertaining to the lips.
(of a speech sound) articulated using one or both lips, as the sounds (p), (v), (m), (w), or (oo).
(n.)a labial speech sound, esp. a consonant.
Origin of labial:
1585–95; < ML
labial consonant, labial(adj)
a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
of or relating to the lips of the mouth
relating to or near the female labium
a labial consonant
an organ pipe having a lip that influences its sound
Of or pertaining to the lips or labia
articulated by the lips, as the consonants b, m and w
Of an incisor or canine, on the side facing the lips. See mesial.
of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins
furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe
articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w
modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, as / (f/d), / (/ld), etc., and as eu and u in French, and o, u in German. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 11, 178
of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium
a letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w
an organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe
one of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile