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phonetic +‎ -s.

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  • IPA(key): /fəˈnɛtɪks/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪks
  • Hyphenation: pho‧ne‧tics, phon‧et‧ics

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phonetics (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) The study of the physical sounds of human speech, concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds (phones), and the processes of their physiological production, auditory reception, and neurophysiological perception, and their representation by written symbols.
    Synonym: phonics
    Coordinate terms: phonemics, phonics
    This dictionary shows the phonetics of the words.

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