Definition of Phonetic symbol

1. Noun. A written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound.

Group relationships: Phonetic Transcription
Group relationships: Phonetic Alphabet, Sound Alphabet
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol



Definition of Phonetic symbol

1. Noun. (phonetics) A written symbol used systematically for denoting a phoneme or any other phonetic quality in utterance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phonetic Symbol

phonemicized
phonemicizes
phonemicizing
phonemics
phonendoscope
phoner
phoners
phones
phonestheme
phonesthemes
phonesthesia
phonesthetic
phonetic
phonetic alphabet
phonetic symbol (current term)
phonetic symbolism
phonetic transcription
phonetical
phonetically
phonetician
phoneticians
phoneticism
phoneticist
phoneticists
phoneticize
phonetics
phonetism
phonetist
phonetists

Literary usage of Phonetic symbol

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1. Celtic Studies: from the German of Dr. Hermann Ebel: With an Introduction on by Hermann Wilhelm Ebel, William Kirby Sullivan (1863)
"... may leave the same syllable or root ; hence we may consider the Root of a series of words as a phonetic symbol of an individual but logically indefinite ..."

2. Historical English and Derivation by John Collinson Nesfield (1898)
"phonetic symbol (ii). Sound : that of i in unique, or of e in mete (miit). ... (10) The unaccented о in omit (o'mit'), the phonetic symbol for which is ..."

3. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"The phonetic symbol for this sound is c. Also g final or before a consonant has in colloquial North German the same sound when it follows a front vowel or ..."

4. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1886)
"We arc all aware that a phonetic symbol may express the sound either of a ... Again, a single phonetic symbol may express several quite diverse sounds, ..."

5. Psychology of the Other-one: An Introductory Text-book of Psychology by Max Friedrich Meyer (1922)
"Soon the phonetic symbol comes to represent, no longer that whole word, but only the chief sound, usually the initial sound, of the word. ..."

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