diaphoneme

noun
di·​a·​pho·​neme | \ ˌdīəˈfōˌnēm, ˈdīə(ˌ)fōˌn- \

Definition of diaphoneme

: a category or a member of a category consisting of the entire range of dialectal variants of an allophone

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Other Words from diaphoneme

diaphonemic \ ¦dīəfō¦nēmik \ adjective

History and Etymology for diaphoneme

dia- + phoneme

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“Diaphoneme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphoneme. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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