phonogram

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

phono- + -gram, after phonography

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of phonogram was in 1864

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“Phonogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonogram. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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