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phonology

noun pho·nol·o·gy \fə-ˈnä-lə-jē, fō-\

linguistics : the study of the speech sounds used in a language

Full Definition of PHONOLOGY

1
:  the science of speech sounds including especially the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages
2
:  the phonetics and phonemics of a language at a particular time
pho·no·log·i·cal \ˌfō-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl also ˌfä-\ also pho·no·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
pho·no·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
pho·nol·o·gist \fə-ˈnä-lə-jist, fō-\ noun

First Known Use of PHONOLOGY

1798

phonology

noun pho·nol·o·gy \fə-ˈnäl-ə-jē, fō-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pho·nol·o·gies

Medical Definition of PHONOLOGY

1
:  the science of speech sounds including especially the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages
2
:  the phonetics and phonemics of a language at a particular time
pho·no·log·i·cal \ˌfōn-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl also ˌfän-əl-\ also pho·no·log·ic \-ik\ adjective
pho·no·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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