Definition of phonetically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fəˈnetɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnetɪkli//
    jump to other results
  1. 1in a way that uses special symbols to represent each different speech sound Speech can be transcribed phonetically.
  2. 2in a way that closely matches the sounds represented Because the Macedonian language is spelled phonetically (as it sounds), just about every student is fully literate by the third grade.