phonemic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

phoneme +‎ -ic

PronunciationEdit

  • (US, UK) IPA(key): /fəˈniːmɪk/, /fəʊˈniːmɪk/
  • Rhymes: -iːmɪk
  • Hyphenation: pho‧ne‧mic

AdjectiveEdit

phonemic (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Relating to phonemes.
    We've finished our phonemic analysis and we're ready to move on to morphology.
  2. (linguistics) Relating to a difference between sounds that can change the meaning of words in a language.
    Tone is phonemic in Chinese.

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