Definition of labiodental in English:

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labiodental

Pronunciation: /ˌleɪbɪəʊˈdɛnt(ə)l/

adjective

Phonetics
(Of a sound) made with the lips and teeth, for example f and v.
Example sentences
  • There is a small error in the New York Times article on the addition of a symbol for the labiodental flap to the International Phonetic Alphabet that Geoff mentioned: the bilabial trill does not still await its day.
  • ‘None of this is true about labiodental flaps,’ Dr. Ladefoged said in an e-mail message.
  • The labiodental flap is described this way: ‘a buzz sometimes capped by a faint pop.’

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