Meaning of labiodental in English:


Pronunciation /ˌleɪbɪəʊˈdɛnt(ə)l/

Translate labiodental into Spanish


  • (of a sound) made with the lips and teeth, for example f and v.

    ‘There is a small error in the New York Times article on the addition of a symbol for the labiodental flap to the International Phonetic Alphabet that Geoff mentioned: the bilabial trill does not still await its day.’
    • ‘‘None of this is true about labiodental flaps,’ Dr. Ladefoged said in an e-mail message.’
    • ‘The labiodental flap is described this way: ‘a buzz sometimes capped by a faint pop.’’
    • ‘But in general, labiodental stops are not used in the world's languages.’