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any of the minimal identifiable discrete segments of sound occurring in speech.
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|Noun||1.||speech sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language|
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
phoneme - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
orinasal, orinasal phone - a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
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