phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
It may be, for aught I know, phonetic: and has been explained as representing an affected sneer.
Every alternate page was in the phonetic Indian symbols, of which more hereafter.
Present day readers are less ready for the over-stress of phonetic spelling than in the days of local color.
The use of phonetic transcription, however, is a moot question.
But clearly it will not do to insist too narrowly upon the phonetic character of the alphabet.
The sitters also were often in rows—with a slight (phonetic) difference.
He was reading a phonetic pamphlet, and appeared to take his apprehension as a pleasant morning call.
This phonetic writing furnishes the reading for Nin in Nin-Klgal.
The sign of language represents the contradictory unity of the phonetic and semantic units.
"representing vocal sounds," 1803, from Modern Latin phoneticus (1797), from Greek phonetikos "vocal," from phonetos "to be spoken, utterable," verbal adjective of phonein "to speak clearly, utter," from phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).
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.