Meaning of diaphone
Pronunciation: (dī'u-fōn"), [key]
- a foghorn producing a low-pitched, penetrating signal of two tones.
- The broad
- a phoneme in one dialect corresponding to a similar but phonetically different phoneme in a related dialect.
- a group of sounds comprising all the phonetically different dialectal variants of a given phoneme in a language:The broada and flat a of “half ” are members of a single diaphone.
- diaphone (Thesaurus)