pertaining to the phonetic system of a particular language; of phonetics, of the study of speech sounds (Linguistics)
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Phonetics (pronounced , from the , phone, 'sound, voice') is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs (phones): their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception, and neurophysiological status. Phonology, on the other hand, is concerned with the abstract, grammatical characterization of systems of sounds or signs.
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1. of or relating to speech sounds; "phonetic transcription"
(pertainym) phone, speech sound, sound
2. of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds; "phonetic analysis"
Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation.
Of or pertaining to the voice, or its use.
Representing articulate sounds or speech.
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