Meaning of International Phonetic Alphabet

Interna'tional Phonet'ic Al'phabet

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  1. the set of symbols and modifiers designed, principally on the basis of articulatory considerations, to provide a consistent and universally understood system for transcribing the speech sounds of any language: devised by the International Phonetic Association. Abbr.: IPA, I.P.A. See table under
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