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 (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.
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Noun1.phonologist - a specialist in phonology
linguist, linguistic scientist - a specialist in linguistics
orthoepist - a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of the 17th or 18th century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling so it would reflect pronunciation more closely)
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[fəˈnɒlədʒɪst] Nfonólogo/a m/f
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