|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|1.||of or relating to phonetics|
|2.||Compare phonemic denoting any perceptible distinction between one speech sound and another, irrespective of whether the sounds are phonemes or allophones|
|3.||conforming to pronunciation: phonetic spelling|
|[C19: from New Latin phōnēticus, from Greek phōnētikos, from phōnein to make sounds, speak]|
phonetic pho·net·ic (fə-nět'ĭk)
Of or relating to phonetics.
Representing the sounds of speech with a set of distinct symbols, each designating a single sound.