[foh-nuh-gram] /ˈfoʊ nəˌgræm/

a unit symbol of a phonetic writing system, standing for a speech sound, syllable, or other sequence of speech sounds without reference to meaning.
any written symbol standing for a sound, syllable, morpheme, or word
a sequence of written symbols having the same sound in a variety of different words, for example, ough in bought, ought, and brought

1845, “a written symbol,” from phono- + -gram. From 1879 as “a sound recording.”

phonogram pho·no·gram (fō’nə-grām’)


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