Definitionslanguage note: The form phonetic is used as a modifier.
1. uncountable noun In linguistics, phonetics is the study of speech sounds. 2. adjective [usu ADJ n] Phonetic means relating to the sound of a word or to the sounds that are used in languages. ⇒ ...the Japanese phonetic system, with its relatively few, simple sounds. ⇒ I thought a phonetic spelling might aid in pronunciation. phonetically (fənetɪkli
) adverb [ADV with v] ⇒ It's wonderful to watch her now going through things phonetically learning how to spell things.
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