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phono-

1.
a combining form meaning “sound,” “voice,” used in the formation of compound words:
phonology.
Also, especially before a vowel, phon-.
Compare -phone, -phony.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Greek, combining form representing phōnḗ voice
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British Dictionary definitions for phono-

phono-

combining form
1.
indicating a sound or voice: phonograph, phonology
Word Origin
from Greek phōnē sound, voice
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Word Origin and History for phono-

word-forming element meaning "sound, voice," from Greek phono-, comb. form of phone "voice, sound" (see fame (n.)).

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phono- in Medicine

phono- or phon-
pref.
Sound; voice; speech: phonometer.

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