phonology


pho·nol·o·gy

noun \fə-ˈnäl-ə-jē, fō-\
plural pho·nol·o·gies

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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