Definition of “the International Phonetic Alphabet” - English Dictionary

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“the International Phonetic Alphabet” in British English

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the International Phonetic Alphabetnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪn.təˌnæʃ.ən.əl fəˌnet.ɪk ˈæl.fə.bet/ us /ɪn.t̬ɚˌnæʃ.ən.əl foʊˌnet̬.ɪk ˈæl.fə.bet/

(Definition of “the International Phonetic Alphabet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“International Phonetic Alphabet” in American English

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International Phonetic Alphabetnoun [ U ]

us /ˌɪn·tərˈnæʃ·ə·nəl fəˈnet·ɪk ˈæl·fəˌbet, ˈæl·fə·bit/ abbreviation IPA

a system of symbols for showing the speech sounds of a language

(Definition of “International Phonetic Alphabet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)