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phono- +‎ semantic

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phonosemantic (not comparable)

  1. Combining phonetic and semantic components, as with more than eighty percent of Chinese characters. (a way of creating Han characters by combining a component that indicates the meaning with a component that indicates the pronunciation)
  2. (linguistics) Of or pertaining to phonosemantics

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