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Of, relating to, or having the nature of sound, especially speech sounds.

phon′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈfɒn ɪk, ˈfoʊ nɪk)

1. of or pertaining to speech sounds.
2. of or pertaining to phonics.
[1815–25; < Greek phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + -ic]
phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.phonic - pertaining to the phonic method of teaching reading
2.phonic - relating to speech
3.phonic - of or relating to speech sounds; "phonetic transcription"
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[ˈfɒnɪk] ADJfónico
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ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday held a phonic conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to brief him on the current situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ and K).
Phonic Astronomers program was for ages three to five years old where they developed their love and passion for letters and their phonetic sounds that would lead towards fun reading experience.
Even while driving their vehicles they are seen absorbed in their cell phonic talk.
Pupils from Bridgnorth's Castlefields Primary School also donated stationery, and the school received Abooku Reading Scheme resources, including reading books to help them practise their phonic sounds at home.
The foreign minister said he had a detailed phonic conversation with his Iranian counterpart and conveyed the sentiments of the Pakistani nation, who in return, condemned the incident and assured to extend all out support to Pakistan in punishing the perpetrators.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- Former chief minister of Indian occupied Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has exuded confidence that the phonic talk between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead to a sustainable thaw in strained Pak-India relations.
We are aware that the nature of this phenomenon requires that several language levels be taken into consideration (phonic, morphological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic levels); to start with, the present paper focuses on the phonic level.
Colombo, May 7 -- Phonic Champs, an Anna Nagar and Kolathur-based educational institution for children that helps them in faster reading skills and phonetics, celebrated its sixth annual day in Krishnaswamy Matric Higher Secondary School, Anna Nagar.
OVER N105million worth of learning materials has been donated to Benue state by Jolly Phonic program.
Tourette Syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder, characterized by physical (motor) tics and vocal (phonic) tics, which are sudden, brief, intermittent, involuntary or semi-voluntary movements or sounds.
After 25 rTMS treatments, N400 amplitudes in the frontal area (elicited by idioms with same phonic and different shape and meaning and with different phonic, shape, and meaning) were increased in the SZ patients (P < 0.05).
Every rhyming line of every page rivets interest and teaches phonic awareness, a crucial reading and word building skill.