speech sound

noun Phonetics.
any of the set of distinctive sounds of a given language. Compare phoneme.
any audible, elemental, acoustic event occurring in speech: “Go” contains the speech sound “o.” Compare phone2.
any of the sounds of the entire phonetic system of a language.
Compare allophone.


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The solution seemed to be to use a system of non-speech sound codes for the letters that the print scanner identified.
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