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Meaning of PHONETICS

Pronunciation:  fu'netiks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

PHONETICS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: acoustics



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pho*net"ics\, n.
1. The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the
   human voice; phonology.

2. The art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written

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