Phonal



[fohn] /foʊn/

noun, Phonetics.
1.
a speech sound: There are three phonetically different “t” phones in an utterance of “titillate,” and two in an utterance of “tattletale.”.
/fəʊn/
noun, verb
1.
short for telephone
/fəʊn/
noun
1.
(phonetics) a single uncomplicated speech sound
n.

1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.

“elementary sound of a spoken language,” 1866, from Greek phone (see fame (n.)).
v.

1884, from phone (n.). Related: Phoned; phoning.

phonal pho·nal (fō’nəl)
adj.

Related Terms

flip phone, hold the phone

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