phonology

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noun pho·nol·o·gy \fə-ˈnä-lə-jē, fō-\

Definition of phonology

  1. 1 :  the science of speech sounds including especially the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages

  2. 2 :  the phonetics and phonemics of a language at a particular time

phonological

play \ˌfō-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl also ˌfä-\ or less commonly

phonologic

play \ˌfō-nə-ˈlä-jik also ˌfä-\ adjective

phonologically

play \ˌfō-nə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē also ˌfä-\ adverb

phonologist

play \fə-ˈnä-lə-jist, fō-\ noun

1798

First Known Use of phonology

1798


PHONOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

phonology

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noun

Definition of phonology for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : the study of the speech sounds used in a language


Medical Dictionary

phonology

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noun pho·nol·o·gy \fə-ˈnäl-ə-jē, fō-\

Medical Definition of phonology

plural

phonologies

  1. 1:  the science of speech sounds including especially the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages

  2. 2:  the phonetics and phonemics of a language at a particular time

phonological

\ˌfōn-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl also ˌfän-əl-\play also

phonologic

\-ik\play adjective

phonologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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