Definition of Allophone

1. Noun. (linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme.

Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Phoneme
Derivative terms: Allophonic



Definition of Allophone

1. Noun. (linguistics) Any of two or more alternative pronunciations for a phoneme. ¹

2. Noun. (Canada) A person whose mother tongue is neither English nor French. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allophone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allophone

allopaths
allopathy
allopatric
allopatric speciation
allopatrically
allopatries
allopatry
allopentaploid
allophanamide
allophanate hydrolase
allophane
allophanes
allophanic acid
allophasis
allophenic
allophone (current term)
allophones
allophonic
allophonics
allophore
allophthalmia
allophycocyanin
allophycocyanine
allophycocyanines
allophycocyanins
alloplasia
alloplasm
alloplasms
alloplast
alloplastic

Literary usage of Allophone

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1. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"It occurs after о and o', and also before a a' e' ï 'Г; before these vowels it occurs either initial in word or preceded by ktn s. This allophone of w, ..."

2. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"This allophone of w, when following o- or ö, is very short and possibly even ... The other allophone of w has strong lip-retraction and considerable velar ..."

3. Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archæology by Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England) (1878)
"De même, l'expression allophone employée à la ligne 5 du même document pour ... Mais c'est à tort que G. Smith a voulu lire en assyrien rumme l'allophone ..."

4. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"Since the strong variant appears after consonants, as well as after pauses, while the weak variant would appear after a vowel, the particular allophone that ..."

5. Afrika und Übersee by Carl Meinhof, Seminar für Afrikanische Sprachen, Universität Hamburg (1845)
"The prefixes of classes 2 and 6, however, are not homorganic, but m-. An initial consonant after a homorganic nasal may show a specific allophone. ..."

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