See also: Phoneme and phonème

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From Ancient Greek φώνημα(phṓnēma, sound), from φωνέω(phōnéō, to sound), from φωνή(phōnḗ, sound).

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phoneme ‎(plural phonemes)

  1. An indivisible unit of sound in a given language. A phoneme is an abstraction of the physical speech sounds (phones) and may encompass several different phones.

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