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Meaning of PHONETIC

Pronunciation:  fu'netik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds; "phonetic analysis"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to speech sounds; "phonetic transcription"

PHONETIC is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pho*net"ic\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? a sound, tone; akin to
Gr. ? to speak: cf. F. phon['e]tique. See {Ban} a
1. Of or pertaining to the voice, or its use.

2. Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed
   to {ideographic}; as, a phonetic notation.

{Phonetic spelling}, spelling in phonetic characters, each
   representing one sound only; -- contrasted with Romanic
   spelling, or that by the use of the Roman alphabet.

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