from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Linguistics A predictable phonetic variant of a phoneme. For example, the aspirated t of top, the unaspirated t of stop, and the tt (pronounced as a flap) of batter are allophones of the English phoneme /t/.
- n. Canadian A person whose native language is other than French or English.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of two or more alternative pronunciations for a phoneme.
- n. A person whose mother tongue is neither English nor French.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any one of two or more speech sounds that considered variants of the same phoneme. .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme
allo- + phone(me).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
allo- + -phone (Wiktionary)