phonetic

Part of speech: adjective

Relating to articulate sound.

Part of speech: adjective

Directly representing articulate sound; as, phonetic spelling.

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Usage examples "phonetic":

  1. Phonetic articulations were ultimately resolved into twenty- two sounds, to each of which a special sign was attached, which collectively took the place of the hundreds or thousands of signs formerly required. - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)", G. Maspero.
  2. There is only a phonetic distinction between the Spanish and the Portuguese idea. - "Spanish Life in Town and Country", L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street.
  3. The national phonetic script is made up of sixty distinct characters that answer to our twenty- four. - "The Last Harvest", John Burroughs.