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Bilabials or Bilabial consonants are a type of sound in the group of labial consonants that are made with both lips (bilabial) and by partially stopping the air coming from the mouth when the sound is pronounced (consonant).
There are eight bilabial consonants used in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
|Language||Word||Word Sound in IPA||Meaning|
|voiceless bilabial plosive||English||spin||[spɪn]||spin|
|voiced bilabial plosive||English||bed||[bɛd]||bed|
|voiceless bilabial fricative||Japanese||富士山 (fujisan)||[ɸuʑisaɴ]||Mount Fuji|
|voiced bilabial fricative||Ewe||ɛʋɛ||[ɛ̀βɛ̀]||Ewe|