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pho·nol·o·gy

 (fə-nŏl′ə-jē, fō-)
n. pl. pho·nol·o·gies
1. The study of speech sounds in language or a language with reference to their distribution and patterning and to tacit rules governing pronunciation.
2. The sound system of a language: the phonology of English.

pho·no·log′ic (fō′nə-lŏj′ĭk), pho′no·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pho′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pho·nol′o·gist n.

phonology

(fəˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) the study of the sound system of a language or of languages in general. Compare syntax1, syntax2, semantics
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) such a sound system
phonological, ˌphonoˈlogic adj
ˌphonoˈlogically adv
phoˈnologist n

pho•nol•o•gy

(fəˈnɒl ə dʒi, foʊ-)

n., pl. -gies.
1. the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
2. the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
[1790–1800]
pho•no•log•i•cal (ˌfoʊn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) pho`no•log′ic, adj.
pho`no•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
pho•nol′o•gist (-dʒɪst) n.

phonology

1. the study of speech sounds, from either or both the phonetic and phonemic viewpoints.
2. the phonetic and phonemic systems of a language. See also linguistics. — phonologist, n. — phonological, adj.
See also: Sound
1. the study of the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more languages comparatively.
2. the phonetics and phonemics of a language at a stated time; synchronic phonology. — phonologist, n. — phonological, adj.
See also: Linguistics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phonology - the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
linguistics - the scientific study of language
orthoepy - a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography
descriptive linguistics - a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
syncopation, syncope - (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
Translations
فونولوجيا
fonologie
fonologio
fonologia
fonologija
音韻学
fonologija

phonology

[fəʊˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nfonología f

phonology

[fəʊˈnɒlədʒi] nphonologie f

phonology

n (= science)Phonologie f; (= system)Lautsystem nt

phonology

[fəʊˈnɒlədʒɪ] n (Ling) → fonologia
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