variants: or phono-

Definition of phon-

: sound : voice : speech phonate phonograph

History and Etymology for phon-

Latin, from Greek phōn-, phōno-, from phōnē — more at ban entry 1

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“Phon-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phon-. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of phon-

: connected with sound, voice, or speech

phon-

prefix
variants: or phono-

Kids Definition of phon-

: sound : voice : speech phonograph

phon

noun
\ ˈfän How to pronounce phon (audio) \

Medical Definition of phon

: the unit of loudness on a scale beginning at zero for the faintest audible sound and corresponding to the decibel scale of sound intensity with the number of phons of a given sound being equal to the decibels of a pure 1000-hertz tone judged by the average listener to be equal in loudness to the given sound

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