allophone

noun
al·​lo·​phone | \ˈa-lə-ˌfōn \

Definition of allophone 

: 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\

Other Words from allophone

allophonic \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈfä-​nik \ adjective

First Known Use of allophone

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allophone

allo- + phone

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