Interbilabial Fricative

Interbilabial Fricative


Upper Lip
Lower Lip

Labial means lips and Inter means ‘to put between’. The sound is made by squeezing out air whilst putting the tongue between (or just touching) the two lips.

Place of Articulation

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

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The Interbilabial Fricative is used in the following sounds:

Pithy Snare

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