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1. of or relating to speech sounds;
- Example: "phonetic transcription"
[syn: phonetic, phonic]

2. of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds;
- Example: "phonetic analysis"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phonetic \Pho*net"ic\ (f[-o]*n[e^]t"[i^]k), a. [Gr. fwnhtiko`s, fr. fwnh` a sound, tone; akin to Gr. fa`nai to speak: cf. F. phon['e]tique. See Ban a proclamation.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice, or its use. [1913 Webster] 2. Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation. [1913 Webster] Phonetic spelling, spelling in phonetic characters, each representing one sound only; -- contrasted with Romanic spelling, or that by the use of the Roman alphabet. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

phonetic adj 1: of or relating to speech sounds; "phonetic transcription" [syn: phonetic, phonic] 2: of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds; "phonetic analysis"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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