pho·​net·​ics | \fə-ˈne-tiks \

Definition of phonetics 

1 : the system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages

2a : the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance

b : the practical application of this science to language study

First Known Use of phonetics

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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phonetics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of phonetics

linguistics : the study of speech sounds

pho·​net·​ics | \fə-ˈnet-iks \

Medical Definition of phonetics 

1a : the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance

b : the practical application of this science to language study

2 : the system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages

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