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

phon′i·cal·ly adv.


(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"


[ˈfɒnɪk] ADJfónico


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