• (British) IPA: /fəˈnɛtɪk/
  • (America) IPA: /fəˈnɛtɪk/, [fəˈnɛɾɪk]

phonetic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the sounds of spoken language.
  2. (linguistics) Relating to phones (as opposed to phonemes)
Translations Translations Noun

phonetic (plural phonetics)

  1. (linguistics) In such writing systems as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a phono-semantic character that provides an indication of its pronunciation; contrasted with semantic (which is usually the radical).

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