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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin phōnēticus, from Ancient Greek φωνητῐκός (phōnētikós).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˈnɛtɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /fəˈnɛtɪk/, [fəˈnɛɾɪk]
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  • Hyphenation: pho‧net‧ic

AdjectiveEdit

phonetic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the sounds of spoken language.
  2. (linguistics) Relating to phones (as opposed to phonemes)

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NounEdit

phonetic (plural phonetics)

  1. (linguistics) In such logographic writing systems as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a character (if any) that provides an indication of its pronunciation; contrasted with radical.