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[fuh-nol-uh-jee, foh-] /fəˈnɒl ə dʒi, foʊ-/

noun, plural phonologies.
the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
noun (pl) -gies
the study of the sound system of a language or of languages in general Compare syntax (sense 1), syntax (sense 2), semantics
such a sound system

1799, from phono- + -logy.


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