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[fohn] /foʊn/
noun, Phonetics
1.
a speech sound: There are three phonetically different “t” phones in an utterance of “titillate,” and two in an utterance of “tattletale.”.
Compare allophone, phoneme.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek phōnḗ voice
Related forms
phonal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phonal

phone1

/fəʊn/
noun, verb
1.
short for telephone

phone2

/fəʊn/
noun
1.
(phonetics) a single uncomplicated speech sound
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phōnē sound, voice
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Word Origin and History for phonal

phone

n.

1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.

"elementary sound of a spoken language," 1866, from Greek phone (see fame (n.)).

v.

1884, from phone (n.). Related: Phoned; phoning.

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phonal in Medicine

phonal pho·nal (fō'nəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or being sound.

  2. Of, relating to, or characterizing the voice.

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Slang definitions & phrases for phonal

phone

Related Terms

flip phone, hold the phone


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