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Meaning of speech sound

speech' sound"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Phonet. Phonet.
  1. any of the set of distinctive sounds of a given language. Cf.
  2. any audible, elemental, acoustic event occurring in speech:Cf.. “Go” contains the speech sound “o.”
  3. any of the sounds of the entire phonetic system of a language. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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