labial definition by Webster's New World
- of the labia, or lips
- Phonet. articulated with one or both lips, as (f), (b), and (ü)
Origin: Midieval Latin labialis ; from Classical Latin labium, lip
- flue pipe
- a labial sound
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- labially adverb
labial definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Of or relating to the lips or labia.
- Linguistics Articulated mainly by closing or partly closing the lips, as the sounds (b), (m), or (w).
- Linguistics A labial consonant.
- Music See flue1.
Origin: Medieval Latin labiālis, from Latin labium, lip; see leb- in Indo-European roots.
- laˈbi·al·ly adverb
labial - Medical Definition
Relating to the lips or labia.