What does labial mean?

Definitions for labialˈleɪ bi əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labial consonant, labial(adj)

    a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips

  2. labial(adj)

    of or relating to the lips of the mouth

    "labial stops"

  3. labial(adj)

    relating to or near the female labium


  1. labial(Noun)

    a labial consonant

  2. labial(Noun)

    an organ pipe having a lip that influences its sound

  3. labial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the lips or labia

  4. labial(Adjective)

    articulated by the lips, as the consonants b, m and w

  5. labial(Adjective)

    Of an incisor or canine, on the side facing the lips. See mesial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Labial(adj)

    of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins

  2. Labial(adj)

    furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe

  3. Labial(adj)

    articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w

  4. Labial(adj)

    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

  5. Labial(adj)

    of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium

  6. Labial(noun)

    a letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w

  7. Labial(noun)

    an organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe

  8. Labial(noun)

    one of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile

  9. Origin: [LL. labialis, fr. L. labium lip: cf. F. labial. See Lip.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Labial

    lā′bi-al, adj. pertaining to the lips: formed by the lips.—n. a sound formed by the lips: a letter representing a sound formed either by both the lips, or by the upper lip and under teeth—p, b, m, f, v.—v.t. Lā′bialise.—adv. Lā′bially.—n.pl. Labiā′tæ, a natural order of gamopetalous plants, the mint family having four-cornered stems and opposite branches.—adjs. Lā′biate, -d (bot.), having two unequal divisions, as in the monopetalous corolla of the mints.—adj. and n. Labioden′tal, of a sound pronounced both by the lips and teeth: a letter representing such (f, v.).—n. Lā′bium, a lip or lip-like part:—pl. Lā′bia. [Fr.,—L. labium, labrum, a lip.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of labial in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of labial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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