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PHONETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phonetic mean? 

PHONETIC (adjective)
  The adjective PHONETIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to speech sounds
2. of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds

  Familiarity information: PHONETIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHONETIC (adjective)


Sense 1phonetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to speech sounds

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

phonetic; phonic

Context example:

phonetic transcription

Pertainym:

phone ((phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language)


Sense 2phonetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

phonetic analysis

Pertainym:

phonetics (the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis)


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