Unvoiced bilabial stop

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p

put /pʊt/

The Unvoiced bilabial stop is a bilabial stop sound that’s voiced - a type of plosive consonant sound used in English. Its place of articulation is bilabial, so it’s made with the lips together. In phonemic script, it’s written as /p/.

It forms a consonant pair with the voiced bilabial stop /b/.

Common words[edit | edit source]

Some common words which practise the initial pronunciation of /p/ include the following:

  • part - pause - people - place - pocket - problem - public - put

Some common words which practice the mid-position pronunciation of /p/ include the following:

  • appear - company - display - expect - improve - opinion - report - transport

Some common words which practice the final pronunciation of /p/ include the following:

  • develop - help - hope - shape - shop - stop - type - wipe

Anomaly: hiccough (preferred spelling is "hiccup")