Bilabial Fricative

between two lips

Bilabial Fricative


[component-1] Upper Lip
[component-2] Lower Lip

Bi means two and labial means lips. Bilabial means two-lips. The sound is made by squeezing air between the two lips of the mouth.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Bilabial Fricative is made in the mouth.

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The Bilabial Fricative is used in the following sounds:


Vocal Scratch 'oo'

Synth 'noh'

Trumpet Slide

Rag Bass


Reverse Classic Kick

Rough Scratch

Tour De France

D Echo

Soft Hat


Electro Comb

Metal Block

oo Bass

Rough Scratch

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