1. [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.
2. Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed
to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation.
Phonetic spelling, spelling in phonetic characters, each
representing one sound only; -- contrasted with Romanic
spelling, or that by the use of the Roman alphabet.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to speech sounds; "phonetic transcription"
[syn: phonetic, phonic]
2: of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds;
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "phonetic":
accented, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental,
arrowhead, articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bilabial,
broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, character, checked, close,
consonant, consonantal, continuant, cuneiform, demotic character,
dental, descriptive, determinative, dissimilated, dorsal, flat,
front, glide, glossal, glottal, glottochronological, grammalogue,
grammatic, graphemic, guttural, hard, heavy, hieratic symbol,
hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, hieroglyphics, high, hiragana, ideogram,
ideograph, intonated, kana, katakana, labial, labiodental,
labiovelar, lateral, lax, lexicographic, lexicological,
lexicostatistical, light, lingual, linguistic, liquid, logogram,
logograph, low, metalinguistic, mid, monophthongal, morphological,
morphophonemic, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, occlusive, ogham,
open, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, pharyngeal, pharyngealized,
philological, phonemic, phonetic symbol, phonic, phonological,
pictogram, pictograph, pitch, pitched, posttonic, psycholinguistic,
radical, retroflex, rounded, rune, semantic, semivowel, shorthand,
soft, sonant, stopped, stressed, strong, structural, surd,
syllabic, syntactic, tense, thick, throaty, tonal, tonic, twangy,
unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocalic, vocoid, voiced,
voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wedge, wide, word letter