phonemic

adjective
pho·​ne·​mic | \ fə-ˈnē-mik How to pronounce phonemic (audio) , fō- \

Definition of phonemic

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phoneme
2a : constituting members of different phonemes (such as \n\ and \m\ in English)

Other Words from phonemic

phonemically \ fə-​ˈnē-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce phonemic (audio) , fō-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of phonemic

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phonemic

phoneme + -ic entry 1

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“Phonemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonemic. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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