Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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/.
  • noun Canadian A person whose native language is other than French or English.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any one of two or more speech sounds that considered variants of the same phoneme. .

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  • noun linguistics Any of two or more alternative pronunciations for a phoneme.
  • noun Canada A person whose mother tongue is neither English nor French.

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

  • noun (linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme

Etymologies

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

[allo– + phone(me).]

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allo- + -phone

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