Translation of "phoneme" - English-Spanish dictionary

phoneme

noun uk /ˈfəʊ.niːm/ us /ˈfoʊ.niːm/ specialized

one of the smallest units of speech that make one word different from another word

fonema
The difference between ‘pin’ and ‘pan’ depends on the vowel, i.e. the different phonemes /ɪ/ and /æ/.

(Translation of “phoneme” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)