Bilabial stop

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In phonetics and phonology, a bilabial stop is a type of consonantal sound, made with both lips (hence bilabial), held tightly enough to block the passage of air (hence a stop consonant). The most common sounds are the stops [p] and [b], as in English pit and bit, and the voiced nasal [m]. [1] More generally, several kinds are distinguished:


  1. ^ Ogden, Richard (2017). An Introduction to English Phonetics. Edinburgh University Press. doi:10.3366/j.ctt1g0b2j9.16 (inactive 2020-09-09). ISBN 9781474411752. JSTOR 10.3366/j.ctt1g0b2j9.CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of September 2020 (link)
  2. ^ "Describing consonants". Retrieved 2019-04-08.