voiceless bilabial plosive

A schematic mid-sagittal section of an articulation of a voiceless bilabial plosive
bilabial plosive voiceless oral pulmonic consonant
  • place both lips together
  • vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases
  • do not vibrate the vocal cord
  • air is allowed to escape through the mouth only
  • push air solely with the lungs and diaphragm