An ELT Glossary : Articulators

  • Definition : The parts of the mouth used to make consonant sounds. 

  • Examples : The sound /p/ is made using both lips; the sound /t/ is made raising the tip of the tongue to the alveolar ridge (the hard bony ridge just behind the teeth).

  • For a full list of articulators used in the production of English consonants, see Place of Articulation