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Meaning of PHONEME

Pronunciation:  'fowneem

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
 

PHONEME is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: allophone, phone, sound, speech sound

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: a class of sounds that differ slightly from one another but that may be substituted for one another without any change of meaning.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allophone, alveolar, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, bilabial, cacuminal, cerebral, check, consonant, continuant, dental, diphthong, dissimilation, epenthetic vowel, explosive, glide, glottal, glottalization, guttural, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, laryngeal, lateral, lingual, liquid, manner of articulation, modification, monophthong, morphophoneme, mute, nasal, occlusive, palatal, parasitic vowel, peak, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, plosive, prothetic vowel, retroflex, segmental phoneme, semivowel, sonant, sonority, speech sound, stop, surd, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, transition sound, triphthong, velar, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound, voicing, vowel
 

 

 

 

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