: in a phonetic manner or sense or from a phonetic point of view
words that are phonetically similar
: by using a system of written symbols that closely represent speech sounds
Wine Enthusiast breaks down the toughest wine tongue twisters and spells them out for you phonetically, so you'll never be speechless around a sommelier again. —Wine Enthusiast Magazine At the same time, the Communists abandoned the Wade-Giles system of phonetically rendering the sound of Mandarin using the Roman alphabet and adopted instead the pinyin system. —Jasper Becker
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