phonogram

noun
pho·​no·​gram | \ ˈfō-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce phonogram (audio) \

Definition of phonogram

1 : a character or symbol used to represent a word, syllable, or phoneme
2 : a succession of orthographic letters that occurs with the same phonetic value in several words (such as the ight of bright, fight, and flight)

First Known Use of phonogram

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phonogram

phono- + -gram, after phonography

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“Phonogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonogram. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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