Definition of phonetics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fəˈnetɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈnetɪks//
[uncountable] Phonetics
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the study of speech sounds and how they are produced See related entries: Phonetics Wordfindercluster, consonant, diphthong, elide, intonation, phonetics, pronunciation, stress, tone, voiced More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet.
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