International Phonetic Alphabet

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International Phonetic Alphabet

n. Abbr. IPA
A phonetic alphabet and diacritic modifiers sponsored by the International Phonetic Association to provide a uniform and universally understood system for transcribing the speech sounds of all languages.

International Phonetic Alphabet

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a series of signs and letters propagated by the Association Phonétique Internationale for the representation of human speech sounds. It is based on the Roman alphabet but supplemented by modified signs or symbols from other writing systems, and is usually employed in its revised form of 1951. Abbreviation: IPA

Interna′tional Phonet′ic Al′phabet


n.
a set of symbols and modifying signs devised by the International Phonetic Association to provide a universally understood system for transcribing the speech sounds of any language. Abbr.: IPA

International Phonetic Alphabet

A system developed during the late 19th century to symbolize every sound used in human language accurately. Used in the scientific study of pronunciation.
Translations
mezinárodní fonetická abeceda
tarptautinė fonetinė abėcėlė
Internationaal Fonetisch Alfabet
alfabetul fonetic internaţional

International Phonetic Alphabet