Labial La"bi*al, a. [LL. labialis, fr. L. labium lip: cf. F. labial. See {Lip}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) Furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe. [1913 Webster]

3. (Phonetics) (a) Articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w. (b) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, as [=oo] (f[=oo]d), [=o] ([=o]ld), etc., and as eu and u in French, and ["o], ["u] in German. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 11, 178. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See {Labium}. [1913 Webster]

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  • labial — adjetivo 1. De los labios: pintura labial, barra labial. herpes labial. adjetivo,sustantivo femenino 1. Área: fonética [Consonante] que se articula con los labios en una po …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • labial — Adj erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Als mit den Lippen gebildeter Laut neoklassische Bildung zu l. labium Lippe .    Ebenso nndl. labiaal, ne. labial, nfrz. labial, nschw. labial. ✎ Cottez (1980), 217. lateinisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Labial — may refer to: *the lips. *the labia (genitalia). *In linguistics, a labial consonant. *In zoology, a labial scale. *A flue (instrument) …   Wikipedia

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  • labial — adj. 2 g. 1. Dos lábios ou a eles relativo. • s. f. 2.  [Fonética] Consoante que se articula com os lábios: o b é uma labial. 3.  [Fonética] Que se articula com os lábios …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • labial — [lā′bēəl] adj. [ML labialis < L labium, LIP] 1. of the labia, or lips 2. Phonet. articulated with one or both lips, as (f), (b), and (ü) n. 1. FLUE PIPE 2. a labial sound labially adv …   English World dictionary

  • Labial — La bi*al, n. 1. (Phonetics) A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as {b}, {p}, {w}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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