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\
allophonicplay \ˌa-lə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of allophone
allo- + phone
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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