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allophone

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noun al·lo·phone \ˈa-lə-ˌfōn\

Definition of allophone

  1. :  one of two or more variants of the same phoneme <the aspirated \p\ of pin and the unaspirated \p\ of spin are allophones of the phoneme \p\>

allophonicplay \ˌa-lə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective



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