phonetics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction pho·net·ics \fə-ˈne-tiks\

Definition of phonetics

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

  2. 2a :  the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utteranceb :  the practical application of this science to language study

1836

First Known Use of phonetics

1836


PHONETICS Defined for English Language Learners

phonetics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction pho·net·ics \fə-ˈne-tiks\

Definition of phonetics for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : the study of speech sounds


Medical Dictionary

phonetics

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noun plural but singular in construction pho·net·ics \fə-ˈnet-iks\

Medical Definition of phonetics

  1. 1a:  the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utteranceb:  the practical application of this science to language study

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



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