Labialism
Labialism La"bi*al*ism, n. (Phonetics) The quality of being labial; as, the labialism of an articulation; conversion into a labial, as of a sound which is different in another language. --J. Peile. [1913 Webster]

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  • labialism — /lay bee euh liz euhm/, n. a tendency, sometimes habitual, to make sounds labial, as in pronouncing the l in love as a w like sound. [1880 85; LABIAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • labialism — noun A form of stammering characterized by confusion in the use of the labial consonants …   Wiktionary

  • labialism — A form of stammering in which there is confusion in the use of the labial consonants. * * * la·bi·al·ism lā bē ə .liz əm n a speech defect characterized by the substitution of one labial sound for another or of a labial for another type of sound… …   Medical dictionary

  • labialism — n. tendency to pronounce sounds through partly closed lips …   English contemporary dictionary

  • labialism — /lay bee euh liz euhm/, n. a tendency, sometimes habitual, to make sounds labial, as in pronouncing the l in love as a w like sound. [1880 85; LABIAL + ISM] …   Useful english dictionary

  • labial —   a. pertaining to lips or labia; pronounced with lips; n. such sound, as p, w.    ♦ labiate, a. lipped; v.t. labialize.    ♦ labialize, v.t. make labial in pronunciation.    ♦ labialism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • labial — adj. & n. adj. 1 a of the lips. b Zool. of, like, or serving as a lip, a liplike part, or a labium. 2 Dentistry designating the surface of a tooth adjacent to the lips. 3 Phonet. (of a sound) requiring partial or complete closure of the lips (e.g …   Useful english dictionary

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