Definition of Phonogram

1. Noun. Any written symbol standing for a sound or syllable or morpheme or word.

Generic synonyms: Printed Symbol, Written Symbol
Derivative terms: Phonogramic

Definition of Phonogram

1. n. A letter, character, or mark used to represent a particular sound.

Definition of Phonogram

1. Noun. (linguistics) A group of letters which share the same letter combination associated with a sound, such as rhyming words. ¹

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Definition of Phonogram

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Medical Definition of Phonogram

1. 1. A letter, character, or mark used to represent a particular sound. "Phonograms are of three kinds: (1) Verbal signs, which stand for entire words; (2) Syllabic signs, which stand for the articulations of which words are composed; (3) Alphabetic signs, or letters, which represent the elementary sounds into which the syllable can be resolved." (I. Taylor (The Alphabet)) 2. A record of sounds made by a phonograph. Origin: Phono- + -gram. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phonogram

phonogram (current term)
phonograph album
phonograph needle
phonograph record
phonograph recording
phonograph recording disk
phonograph records

Literary usage of Phonogram

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1. A Manual for Teachers of Primary Reading by Emma K. Gordon (1918)
"WORDS nsr WHICH ough is THE FINAL phonogram Separate the letter squares d, b, r, ... Ough has a variety of sounds when it is a final phonogram. ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"Hing-thing (form-tone), real characters, composed of a phonogram and an ideogram. Some images were chosen for sound-signs (phonograms) by losing their ..."

3. The Winston Readers by Sidney Grant Firman, Ethel Maltby Gehres (1918)
"PHONETICS Prefix phonogram Card br to phonogram Cards an, ick, ight. Prefix phonogram Card fr to phonogram Cards ill, et, ight. Prefix phonogram Card gr to ..."

4. The Reading Process by William Anton Smith (1922)
"The verbal phonogram.—The phonograms of the early phonetic stage are for the most part verbal and syllabic. That is, the signs which have come to represent ..."

5. The Indiana School Journal by Indiana State Teachers Association (1890)
""A simple phonogram is a phonogram containing but one letter, as s, i, о. А compound phonogram is one that contains more than one letter. ..."

6. Edison, His Life and Inventions: His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin (1910)
"... Machine for Making phonogram Blanks April 28, ... Device for Turning Off phonogram Blanks June 30, ..."

7. Phonics for English Reading, Spelling and Writing Express: Orton-Spalding by Pauline M. Adamson (2004)
"Sequence the phonogram Flash Cards as below. Copy the coloring/handout sheets, alphabet letters 1-26 (az), on single-sides, cut them in half and sequence ..."

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