Bilabial Stop

two lips stay touching

Bilabial Stop


Upper Lip
Lower Lip

The lips are pressed together for the duration of the sound, as when humming.

Place of Articulation

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

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The Bilabial Stop is used in the following sounds:


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