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Meaning of PHONOLOGY

Pronunciation:  fu'nâlujee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes

PHONOLOGY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: phonemics
 See Also: descriptive linguistics, synchronic linguistics



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pho*nol"o*gy\, n. [Phono- + -logy.]
The science or doctrine of the elementary sounds uttered by
the human voice in speech, including the various
distinctions, modifications, and combinations of tones;
phonetics. Also, a treatise on sounds.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: study of speech sounds.
 Definition: the sound system of a language.
Thesaurus Terms
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