noun iso·phone

Definition of isophone

  1. 1 :  a phonetic isogloss (see isogloss 1)

  2. 2 :  a phonetic feature shared by some but not all of the speakers of a dialect, language, or group of related languages

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Origin and Etymology of isophone

International Scientific Vocabulary is- + -phone

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