Definition of “phonetics” - English Dictionary

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“phonetics” in British English

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phoneticsnoun [ U ]

uk /fəˈnet.ɪks/ us /foʊˈnet̬.ɪks/ specialized

the study of the sounds made by the human voice in speech

Examples

  • Linguistics embraces a diverse range of subjects such as phonetics and stylistics.
  • a dictionary of phonetics
  • articulatory/acoustic phonetics
  • I need to brush up on my English phonetics.
  • Does the entry for that word show phonetics?

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

“phonetics” in American English

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phoneticsnoun [ U ]

us /fəˈnet̬·ɪks/

English, grammar the study of the sounds made by the human voice in speech

(Definition of “phonetics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)