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pol·y·phone

 (pŏl′ē-fōn′)
n.
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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polyphone

(ˈpɒlɪˌfəʊn)
n
(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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pol•y•phone

(ˈpɒl iˌfoʊn)

n.
a polyphonic letter or symbol.
[1645–55; < Greek polýphōnos. See poly-, -phone]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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'"
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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Translations
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多音字
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