Meaning of phonetics
Pronunciation: (fu-net'iks, fō-), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. Cf.
- the phonetic system or the body of phonetic facts of a particular language.
- the symbols used to represent the speech sounds of a language.
- phonetics (Thesaurus)