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\

allophonic

play \ˌa-lə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of allophone

allo- + phone


First Known Use: 1877


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