Definitions for phoneticfəˈnɛt ɪk, foʊ-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. phonetic, phonic(adj)

    of or relating to speech sounds

    "phonetic transcription"

  2. phonetic(adj)

    of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds

    "phonetic analysis"

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  1. phonetic(Noun)

    In such logographic writing systems as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a character (if any) that provides an indication of its pronunciation; contrasted with radical.

  2. phonetic(Adjective)

    Relating to the sounds of spoken language.

  3. phonetic(Adjective)

    Relating to phones (as opposed to phonemes)

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Phonetic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the voice, or its use

  2. Phonetic(adj)

    representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation

  3. Origin: [Gr. fwnhtiko`s, fr. fwnh` a sound, tone; akin to Gr. fa`nai to speak: cf. F. phontique. See Ban a proclamation.]

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