Phonics



[fon-iks or for 2, foh-niks] /ˈfɒn ɪks or for 2, ˈfoʊ nɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a method of teaching reading and spelling based upon the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.
2.
Obsolete. .
/ˈfɒnɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
an obsolete name for acoustics (sense 1)
2.
a method of teaching people to read by training them to associate letters with their phonetic values
n.

1680s, “science of sound,” from Greek phone “sound” (see fame (n.)) + -ics. As a method of teaching reading it is first attested 1908, though the system dates from 1844.

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