Definitions for Phoneticsfəˈnɛt ɪks, foʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pho•net•icsfəˈnɛt ɪks, foʊ-(n.)

  1. (used with a sing. v.) the study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, reception, analysis, classification, and transcription.

    Category: Phonetics

  2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the phonetic system or the body of phonetic facts of a particular language.

    Category: Phonetics

Princeton's WordNet

  1. phonetics(noun)

    the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

Wiktionary

  1. phonetics(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phonetics(noun)

    the doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology

  2. Phonetics(noun)

    the art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written characters

Freebase

  1. Phonetics

    Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs: their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception, and neurophysiological status. Phonology, on the other hand, is concerned with the abstract, grammatical characterization of systems of sounds or signs. The field of phonetics is a multiple layered subject of linguistics that focuses on speech. In the case of oral languages there are three basic areas of study: ⁕Articulatory phonetics: the study of the production of speech sounds by the articulatory and vocal tract by the speaker ⁕Acoustic phonetics: the study of the physical transmission of speech sounds from the speaker to the listener ⁕Auditory phonetics: the study of the reception and perception of speech sounds by the listener These areas are inter-connected through the common mechanism of sound, such as wavelength, amplitude, and harmonics.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Phonetics

    The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

phonetics(noun plural)

(a system of) symbols used to show the pronunciation of words.

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