non·​pho·​net·​ic ˌnän-fə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce nonphonetic (audio)
: not phonetic
a nonphonetic system of writing

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonphonetic was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Nonphonetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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