metaphone

noun
met·​a·​phone

Definition of metaphone

: a free allophonic variant chosen in preference to another because regarded as more suitable to the style of speech being used

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History and Etymology for metaphone

meta- + -phone

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“Metaphone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphone. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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