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

  • n. A character or symbol, as in a phonetic alphabet, representing a word or phoneme in speech.

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  • n. A group of letters which share the same letter combination associated with a sound, such as rhyming words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A letter, character, or mark used to represent a particular sound.
  • n. A record of sounds made by a phonograph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A graphic character representing a sound of the human voice.
  • n. The record of sound produced by a phonograph, or the sheet of tin-foil or cylinder of wax on which it is produced.

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

  • n. any written symbol standing for a sound or syllable or morpheme or word


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phono- + -gram


  • A pupil thinks of a word containing a known phonogram, which is communicated to the teacher.

    How to Teach Phonics

  • Xtive applied for a domestic patent for the phonogram and is looking to take advantage of the technology in other sectors.

    Boing Boing

  • Recognition of extended or clarified rights for copyright owners: for example, a right to control distribution of copies of creations, and a right to control communications of a work, including the “making available” of a work or phonogram to the public in an interactive manner.

    Canada as world ‘file-swapping capital’

  • The Commission has conceded that "phonogram producers will focus on re-issuing the premium CDs during the extended term, i.e., those with very high profit margins".

    Archive 2009-03-08

  • I lived in London fifteen or so years ago, was a poor (impoverished) student, and then a poor actor, signed a record deal with phonogram, and became a not quite so poor actor/singer in a rock band.

    Rebecca Pidgeon: A Return to London

  • I really see no reason why the newspaper of the future should not come to the subscriber in the shape of a phonogram … Think what a musical critic might be able to do for his public!

    Technology & Innovation

  • I am beginning to think that perhaps there may have been a conflation of two different concepts one Rhaettic the other Germanic that used the same phonogram ALU.

    Never judge a book by its nom de plume

  • I ran back to the phonogram and replayed the record, and there they were: the DE DO DO DO number's structure is precisely the same as that of an ancient Xhosan nursery rhyme, with a philosophical twist stolen from Gertrude Stein ( "A rose is a rose ...") or perhaps Dylan Thomas or Allen Ginsberg.

    Zenyatta Mondatta

  • _The object of these drills is to train pupils so that the sight of the phonogram will cause an immediate, correct, and automatic vocal response; while the word building will develop skill in uniting or

    The Magic Speech Flower or Little Luke and His Animal Friends

  • Broad "a" (two dots below) is taught by recalling the familiar phonogram "all" and the series: ball, fall, call, tall, small, etc., pronounced.

    How to Teach Phonics


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