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Definition of phonetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    phonetic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//fəˈnɛt̮ɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1using special symbols to represent each different speech sound the International Phonetic Alphabet a phonetic symbol/transcription
  2. 2(of a spelling or spelling system) that closely matches the sounds represented Spanish spelling is phonetic, unlike English spelling.
  3. 3connected with the sounds of human speech
phonetically
 
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NAmE//fəˈnɛt̮ɪkli//
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: phonetic