Definition of phonetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

phonetic

adjective
fəˈnetɪk
 
; fəˈnetɪk
 
 
1 using special symbols to represent each different speech soundthe International Phonetic Alphabeta phonetic symbol/transcription2 (of a spelling or spelling system) that closely matches the sounds representedSpanish spelling is phonetic, unlike English spelling.3 connected with the sounds of human speechphonetically
fəˈnetɪkli
 
; fəˈnetɪkli
 
adverb