American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds of speech and their production, combination, description, and representation by written symbols.
- n. The system of sounds of a particular language.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Phonetic science; that division of language-study which deals with articulate sounds and whatever concerns them: phonology.
- n. linguistics The study of the physical sounds of human speech, concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds (phones), and the processes of their physiological production, auditory reception, and neurophysiological perception, and their representation by written symbols.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology.
- n. The art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written characters.
- n. the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
“Besides, the overseas materials incorporating no pronunciation tips and lessons attract our teachers and others concerned because very many of them do not have any formal and adequate training in English phonetics and phonology as well as EFL pronunciation teaching.”
“Taking a class in phonetics (not phonics) is a great help in learning Spanish, or any other language.”
“The things people love about phonetics is that it’s traditions, structured, and authoritarian. roublen Says:”
“But I don’t think I’ve ever heard “mid” outside of a prefix context, with the exceptions of “mid vowels” in phonetics and “mid” as a truncated form of “amid”.”
“However, Kennedy did pronounce the sentence with his Boston accent, reading from his note “ish bin ein Bearleener,” which he had written out in English phonetics.”
“I don't know what your other language learning experience consisted of, but my husband and I both recommend to ANYONE learning ANY language that you start with a course in phonetics.”
“Now, the only summer camp I ever went to was government sponsored linguistics camp for gifted children in Serbia which, needless to say, GOT REALLY, REALLY C-to-the-RAAAAAZY in between all that paper writing on latin conjunctions and slang phonetics but I can immerse myself in the spirit of things as well as the next person.”
“Most of the words are spelt out like in some kind of phonetics: like der for the, los for lost.”
“Patience Paye is a 20-year-old phonetics teacher running in the 10km race, I love it.”
“Weinberger says the students in his introductory English phonetics class are mostly interested in teaching English as a second language.”
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