Interbilabial Plosive

tongue between lips

Interbilabial Plosive

Description

[component-1] Upper Lip
Plus
[component-2] Lower Lip
Plus
[component-3] Tongue

Labial means lips and Inter means ‘to put between’. Therefore, an interbilabial sound is one made by putting the tongue between the lips. The sound is made by putting the tongue between (or just touching) the two lips, stopping the air, letting the pressure build, then suddenly releasing it.

Place of Articulation

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

Watch the video…

Sounds

The Interbilabial Plosive is used in the following sounds:

Tabla

Popper Kick

Bevis Kick

Bubble Pop

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