Definitions for phonetic alphabet

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

phonet′ic al′phabet(n.)

  1. an alphabet containing a separate character for each distinguishable speech sound.

    Category: Phonetics

Princeton's WordNet

  1. phonetic alphabet, sound alphabet(noun)

    an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech


  1. phonetic alphabet(Noun)

    A writing system used for transcribing the sounds of human speech into writing.

  2. phonetic alphabet(Noun)

    A list of standard words used to identify letters.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. phonetic alphabet

    A list of standard words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. The following are the authorized words, listed in order, for each letter in the alphabet: ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF, HOTEL, INDIA, JULIETT, KILO, LIMA, MIKE, NOVEMBER, OSCAR, PAPA, QUEBEC, ROMEO, SIERRA, TANGO, UNIFORM, VICTOR, WHISKEY, X-RAY, YANKEE, and ZULU.


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