phon-

combining form
variants: or phono-

Definition of phon-

:sound :voice :speech
  • phonate
  • phonograph

Origin and Etymology of phon-

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


PHON- Defined for English Language Learners

phon-

combining form

Definition of phon- for English Language Learners

  • : connected with sound, voice, or speech


PHON- Defined for Kids

phon-

prefix
variants: or phono-

Definition of phon- for Students

:sound :voice :speech
  • phonograph

Medical Dictionary

phon

noun \ ˈfän \

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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