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Meaning of phonics

phon•ics

Pronunciation: (fon'iks or, for 2, fō'niks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. a method of teaching reading and spelling based upon the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.
  2. phonetics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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