Definitions

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  • adj. Not phonetic.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ phonetic

Examples

  • And I was born among a people who speak English, a notoriously nonphonetic tongue.

    A Speller's Manifesto

  • The reverse skill, of course, is spelling, only and needlessly tricky because we choose to write English in nonphonetic code.

    High School Confidential

  • Lillian and Anna had decided to try teaching Mom a nonphonetic, ideographic, alphabet, and in the morning they co-opted Sonny to help.

    Naudsonce

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