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



BrE BrE//ˈfɒnɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːnɪks//
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a method of teaching people to read based on the sounds that letters represent 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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