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



    BrE BrE//ˈfɒnɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːnɪk//
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  1. 1(specialist) relating to sound; relating to sounds made in speech
  2. 2-phonic (in adjectives) connected with an instrument that uses or makes sound telephonic
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Greek phōnē ‘voice’ + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phonic