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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having the nature of sound, especially speech sounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to sound; of the nature of sound; acoustic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to sound; of the nature of sound; acoustic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to sound; according to sound: as, the phonic method. See phonics.

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

  • adj. of or relating to speech sounds
  • adj. pertaining to the phonic method of teaching reading
  • adj. relating to speech

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