Definition of Phonology

1. Noun. The study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes.

Exact synonyms: Phonemics
Category relationships: Linguistics
Specialized synonyms: Orthoepy
Generic synonyms: Descriptive Linguistics
Examples of category: Syncopation, Syncope
Derivative terms: Phonologic, Phonological, Phonologist



Definition of Phonology

1. n. The science or doctrine of the elementary sounds uttered by the human voice in speech, including the various distinctions, modifications, and combinations of tones; phonetics. Also, a treatise on sounds.

Definition of Phonology

1. Noun. (context: label=linguistics uncountable) The study of the way sounds function in languages, including phonemes, syllable structure, stress, accent, intonation, and which sounds are distinctive units within a language. ¹

2. Noun. (context: label=linguistics countable) The way sounds function within a given language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phonology

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Medical Definition of Phonology

1. The science or doctrine of the elementary sounds uttered by the human voice in speech, including the various distinctions, modifications, and combinations of tones; phonetics. Also, a treatise on sounds. Origin: Phono-. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phonology

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Literary usage of Phonology

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1. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"Definitions of phonology, Phonetics. Any scientific study of language necessarily leads to an analysis and study of sounds, of their nature and development ..."

2. Modern Philology: Its Discoveries, History, and Influence by Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight (1864)
"phonology is to modern apprehension, generally, a new science. Several centuries, however, before Christ, Sanskrit scholars had thoroughly studied and ..."

3. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"phonology the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family, ... It comprises five parts : I. phonology, which treats of the letters and sounds of the ..."

4. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1880)
"What anatomy is to physiology, that phonology is to the science of language. Comparative philology is based upon phonetic laws; the relation of words, ..."

5. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"The interpretation of the orthography and phonology of the native writings is ... phonology AND ORTHOGRAPHY The sounds of Massachusett are represented by an ..."

6. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1883)
"The language of man is conditioned by his physical structure and organization. What anatomy is to physiology, that phonology is to the science of language ..."

7. Speculum Gy de Warewyke: an English poem by Georgiana Lea Morrill (1898)
"1 IN this study of the phonology of the Speculum, every riming couplet has been consulted. A verse-number refers to the single illustration or to both ..."

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