Dictionary

phonics

phonics

noun plural but singular in construction pho·nics \ˈfä-niks, 1 is also ˈfō-\

: a method of teaching people to read and pronounce words by learning the sounds of letters, letter groups, and syllables

Full Definition of PHONICS

1
:  the science of sound :  acoustics
2
:  a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables

First Known Use of PHONICS

circa 1684

Rhymes with PHONICS

phonics

noun plural but singular in construction pho·nics \ˈfän-iks, 1 is also ˈfō-niks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHONICS

1
:  the science of sound :  acoustics
2
:  a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: phonic wheelPrevious Word in the Dictionary: phonicAll Words Near: phonics
March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears