from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To represent by phonetic signs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To represent by phonetic signs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To represent phonetically.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
(not as a rhyme); but the oddest is his twice spelling _dew deow_, which is just as one would spell it who wished to phonetize its sound in rural New England.