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al·lo·phone

 (ăl′ə-fōn′)
n.
1. Linguistics A predictable phonetic variant of a phoneme. For example, the aspirated t of top, the unaspirated t of stop, and the tt (pronounced as a flap) of batter are allophones of the English phoneme /t/.
2. or Allophone Canadian A person whose native language is other than French or English.


al′lo·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.
al′lo·phon′i·cal·ly adv.

allophone

(ˈæləˌfəʊn)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) any of several speech sounds that are regarded as contextual or environmental variants of the same phoneme. In English the aspirated initial (p) in pot and the unaspirated (p) in spot are allophones of the phoneme /p/
2. Canadian a Canadian whose native language is neither French nor English
allophonic adj

al•lo•phone

(ˈæl əˌfoʊn)

n.
1. a speech sound constituting one of the phonetic manifestations or variants of a phoneme, depending on its environment, as any of the t-sounds of top, stop, tree, cat, button, metal, or city.
2. Canadian. a person whose native language is neither English nor French.
[1930–35]
al`lo•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
al`lo•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allophone - (linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme
linguistics - the scientific study of language
phoneme - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
Translations
allofoni
alofon
alofone

allophone

[ˈæləʊfəʊn] Nalófono m

allophone

n (Ling) → Allophon nt