Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In the way it sounds, particularly: written to describe the sound rather than the dictionary spelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a phonetic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a phonetic manner; as regards the sound and not the spelling of words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by phonetics

Etymologies

phonetic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • •As soon as possible, write down the name phonetically so you remember the pronunciation later.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • For example, when a person says his or her name, listen carefully to the pronunciation and write down the name phonetically to help you recall the name later.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • She led us through the word phonetically: Ch-trv-tek.

    The Adults

  • What van Helmont did was to change the meaning to kinds of air other than the air we breathe; and his stroke of genius was to spell the Greek word phonetically, i.e., as he and other southern Dutch-speakers would have spelled it, if, knowing no Greek, they had heard it, and had had to write it down in Dutch.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 2

  • These thugs ran a violent insurgent operation back home under the the acronym of FRAPH — ostensibly standing for The Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti but ironically translating phonetically into the French word for “hit” or “to whip”.

    Like Hell Needs A Heat Wave...

  • One problem with teaching children to spell phonetically is that some of them do not enunciate for sour owl crap, and spend their time around other people who do not enunciate for sour owl crap.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • I suppose the author it means that it could, conceivably, work well in French phonetically?

    languagehat.com: LIMERENT.

  • I reckon it's called — "he'd mem­orized the word phonetically —" all-oh-peck-ya.

    Fox Evil

  • Some spelling-reformers, I am told, in the poorer parts of London do spell his name phonetically, very phonetically.

    All Things Considered

  • Like I said, they're likely getting caught up on the spelling rather than attempting to pronounce the word phonetically because anyone can say "poo holes".

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

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