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phonetics

noun plural but singular in construction pho·net·ics \fə-ˈne-tiks\

linguistics : the study of speech sounds

Full Definition of PHONETICS

1
:  the system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages
2
a :  the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance
b :  the practical application of this science to language study

First Known Use of PHONETICS

1836

Rhymes with PHONETICS

phonetics

noun plural but singular in construction pho·net·ics \fə-ˈnet-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHONETICS

1
a :  the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance b :  the practical application of this science to language study
2
:  the system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages

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