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1. Sound: homophone.
2. Device that receives or emits sound: geophone.
3. Speaker of a language: Anglophone.
1. (forming nouns) indicating voice, sound, or a device giving off sound: microphone; telephone.
2. (forming nouns and adjectives) (a person) speaking a particular language: Francophone.
[from Greek phōnē voice, sound]
-phonic adj combining form
n., v.t., v.i. phoned, phon•ing.
[1865–70; < Greek phōnḗ voice]
a combining form meaning “speech sound” (homophone), “speaker” (of the language specified) (Francophone), “an instrument of sound transmission or reproduction” (telephone), “a musical instrument” (saxophone; xylophone).