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speech′ sound`


n.
any of the minimal identifiable discrete segments of sound occurring in speech.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
phoneme - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
vowel, vowel sound - a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
glide, semivowel - a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
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)
sonant, voiced sound - a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
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Transcribed here the speech sounds harmless enough, particularly as uttered in the sweet, high, casual pipe with which, at all interlocutors, but above all at his eternal governess, he threw off intonations as if he were tossing roses.
The faces in the torchlight were like those of people overborne with hurry and panic; and though none spoke above his breath, their speech sounded both anxious and angry.
This manual helps speech-language pathologists evaluate the degree to which motor speech impairment contributes to severe speech sound disorder in young children ages three and older.
This is because, our results suggest, the brain re-evaluates the interpretation of a speech sound at the moment that each subsequent speech sound is heard in order to update interpretations as necessary.
It's well known that the perception of a speech sound is determined by its surrounding context-in the form of words, sentences, and other speech sounds.
Ultrasound visual feedback treatment and practice variability for residual speech sound errors.
For many years, scientists have been working to make computer generated speech sound more human and less robotic.
The report was comprehensive and its defense of student organizations' free speech sound, but its details also raised troubling questions about the state of affairs on CUNY campusesand, by extension, at most colleges and universities.
Google bought U.K.-based artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind in 2014 for $532 million, and now the company is set to launch technology that makes computer-generated speech sound more natural--even better than Google's own text-to-speech solution.
A study on primary school students by McKinnon McLeod, and Reilly found that the prevalence of speech sound disorder was 1.06%.
The results obtained by Golubovic and Colic [11] show that all tested children from 5.5 and 7 years of age have the proper pronunciation of all sounds, plosives and nasals, which is, according to the authors, expected given that these sounds are the first to be adopted in the speech sound system of Serbian language.
The DSM-5 (APA, 2013) includes LDs in the diagnostic category of communication disorders, along with speech sound disorder, childhood-onset fluency disorder, social communication disorder, and other specified communication disorders.