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speech sound

noun, Phonetics
1.
any of the set of distinctive sounds of a given language.
Compare phoneme.
2.
any audible, elemental, acoustic event occurring in speech: “Go” contains the speech sound “o.”.
Compare phone2 .
3.
any of the sounds of the entire phonetic system of a language.
Compare allophone.
Origin of speech sound
1865-1870
1865-70
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Word Value for speech

13
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