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pho·net·ic

 (fə-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to phonetics.
2. Representing the sounds of speech with a set of distinct symbols, each designating a single sound: phonetic spelling.
3. Of, relating to, or being features of pronunciation that are not phonemically distinctive in a language, as aspiration of consonants or vowel length in English.

[New Latin phōnēticus, representing speech sounds, from Greek phōnētikos, vocal, from phōnētos, to be spoken, from phōnein, to produce a sound, from phōnē, sound, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.]

pho·net′i·cal adj.
pho·net′i·cal·ly adv.

phonetic

(fəˈnɛtɪk)
adj
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) of or relating to phonetics
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) denoting any perceptible distinction between one speech sound and another, irrespective of whether the sounds are phonemes or allophones. Compare phonemic2
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) conforming to pronunciation: phonetic spelling.
[C19: from New Latin phōnēticus, from Greek phōnētikos, from phōnein to make sounds, speak]
phoˈnetically adv

pho•net•ic

(fəˈnɛt ɪk, foʊ-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to speech sounds, their production, or their transcription in written symbols.
2. representing speech sounds: phonetic transcription.
3. agreeing with pronunciation: a phonetic spelling.
4. pertaining to or involving the discrimination of nondistinctive speech elements of a language: In English, the features of length and aspiration are phonetic rather than phonemic.
n.
5. (in Chinese writing) a written element that represents a sound and is used in combination with a radical to form a character.
[1820–30; < New Latin phōnēticus < Greek phōnētikos vocal =phōnēt(os) to be spoken (v. adj. of phōnein to speak) + -ikos -ic]
pho•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.phonetic - of or relating to speech sounds; "phonetic transcription"
2.phonetic - of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds; "phonetic analysis"
Translations

phonetic

[fəʊˈnetɪk] ADJfonetico

phonetic

adj, phonetically
advphonetisch

phonetic

[fəʊˈnɛtɪk] adjfonetico/a

phonetic

(fəˈnetik) adjective
relating to the sounds of (a) language. He's making a phonetic study of the speech of the deaf.
phoˈnetics noun singular
the study of the sounds of language.
noun singular, noun plural
(a system of) symbols used to show the pronunciation of words.

pho·net·ic

a. fonético-a, rel. a la voz y a los sonidos articulados.
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Extending from head to foot was a columnar, or perpendicular, inscription, in phonetic hieroglyphics, giving again his name and titles, and the names and titles of his relations.
Titus Munson Coan, whose familiarity with the languages of the Pacific has enabled me to harmonise the spelling of foreign words in 'Typee' and'Omoo,' though without changing the phonetic method of printing adopted by Mr.