Definition of Phonetics

1. Noun. The branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis.

Generic synonyms: Acoustics
Examples of category: Phone, Sound, Speech Sound, Infection, Assimilate, Dissimilate, Shift, Long, Short, Tense, Constricted, Lax
Derivative terms: Phonetic, Phonetic, Phonetician



Definition of Phonetics

1. n. The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology.

Definition of Phonetics

1. Noun. (context: label=linguistics) The study of the physical sounds of human speech, concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds (phones), and the processes of their physiological production, auditory reception, and neurophysiological perception, and their representation by written symbols. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phonetics

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Medical Definition of Phonetics

1. 1. The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology. 2. The art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written characters. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phonetics

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phonetic
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phoneticians
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phonetics (current term)
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phonewise
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phonewords
phoney

Literary usage of Phonetics

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1. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"phonetics is the science of speech-sounds, or, from a practical point of view ... phonetics is to the I science of language generally what mathematics is to ..."

2. The Massachusetts Teacher (1853)
"phonetics. Report of the Minority of the Committee appointed by the Massachusetts Teachers' Association at the Meeting in 1851, to report on the subject of ..."

3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"The Elements of Experimental phonetics. EDWARD WHEELER SCRIPTURE. Yale Bicentennial Publications. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons. 1902. ..."

4. A Structural and Lexical Comparison of the Tunica, Chitimacha, and Atakapa by John Reed Swanton (1919)
"phonetics In this discussion the phonetics must be regarded merely as a ... There is reason to believe, however, that even in his time the phonetics of the ..."

5. From India to the Planet Mars: A Study of a Case of Somnambulism with by Théodore Flournoy (1901)
"It now becomes necessary to examine rapidly this unknown language, from the point of view of its phonetics and its writing, its grammatical form, ..."

6. The Teaching of Modern Languages by Leopold Bahlsen (1905)
"PRONUNCIATION phonetics, SOUND-PHYSIOLOGY, PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION Johan Storm is Professor of Romance and English Philology at the University of Christiania ..."

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