pho·​ne·​mat·​ic ˌfō-nē-ˈma-tik How to pronounce phonematic (audio)

Word History


phonemat-, taken as stem in derivation of phoneme (based on its Greek source phōnēmat-, phṓnēma) + -ic entry 2

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phonematic was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Phonematic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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