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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}. 
  2.  (Mus.)  An  organ  pipe  that  is  furnished  with  lips;  a  flue 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  scales  which  border  the  mouth  of  a 
  fish  or  reptile. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  (Mus.)  Furnished  with  lips;  as  a  labial  organ  pipe. 
  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. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  labium;  as  the  labial 
  palpi  of  insects.  See  {Labium}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  lips  of  the  mouth;  "labial  stops" 
  2:  relating  to  or  near  the  female  labium 
  n  :  a  consonant  whose  articulation  involves  movement  of  the  lips 
  [syn:  {labial  consonant}] 

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