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A written character or combination of characters having two or more phonetic values, such as the letter a or i in English.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) a letter or character having more than one phonetic value, such as English c, pronounced (k) before a, o, or u or (s) before e or i
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a polyphonic letter or symbol.
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|Noun||1.||polyphone - a letter that has two or more pronunciations; "`c' is a polyphone because it is pronounced like `k' in `car' but like `s' in `cell'"|
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