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[ley-bee-oh-ney-zuh l] /ˌleɪ bi oʊˈneɪ zəl/ Phonetics

articulated with the lips and given resonance in the cavity, as m.
a labionasal sound.
pronounced by making a complete closure of the air passage at the lips and lowering the soft palate allowing air to escape through the nasal cavity
a labionasal consonant, such as m

labionasal la·bi·o·na·sal (lā’bē-ō-nā’zəl)
Relating to the upper lip and the nose or to both lips and the nose.


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