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PHONETIC ALPHABET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phonetic alphabet mean? 

PHONETIC ALPHABET (noun)
  The noun PHONETIC ALPHABET has 1 sense:

1. an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech

  Familiarity information: PHONETIC ALPHABET used as a noun is very rare.


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PHONETIC ALPHABET (noun)


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Meaning:

An alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

phonetic alphabet; sound alphabet

Hypernyms ("phonetic alphabet" is a kind of...):

alphabet (a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language)

Meronyms (members of "phonetic alphabet"):

phonetic symbol (a written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "phonetic alphabet"):

visible speech (a phonetic alphabet invented by Melville Bell in the 19th century)


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