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PHONIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phonic mean? 

PHONIC (adjective)
  The adjective PHONIC has 3 senses:

1. pertaining to the phonic method of teaching reading
2. relating to speech
3. of or relating to speech sounds

  Familiarity information: PHONIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHONIC (adjective)


Sense 1phonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to the phonic method of teaching reading

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

phonics (teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values)


Sense 2phonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to speech

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

speech (the mental faculty or power of vocal communication)


Sense 3phonic [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)


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