phon-, phono-, -phone, -phonia, -phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically, -phony +

(Greek: sound, voice, speech, tone)

This phono-, phon- should not be confused with another phono-, phon- that means "slaughter, murder, homicide". In Greek, a distinction is made between the phonos (PHOH nohs), "murder", which is spelled with the Greek letter omicron in the last syllable; and the Greek phonos (phoh NOHS), "voice", which is spelled with the letter omega in the last syllable. Both omicron and omega became the letter "o" in English.

1. Any disorder of the voice, especially a change in its tone.
2. Alteration of the voice for physiological or pathological reasons.
Voice sounds of increased resonance heard through the chest wall; also, pectoriloquy.
The unit of loudness level on a scale beginning at zero for the faintest audible sound and corresponding to the decibel scale of sound intensity with the number of phons of a given sound being equal to the decibels of a pure 1000-cycle tone judged by the listener to be equally loud.
An instrument for increasing the intensity of the percussion note or of the voice sounds, the examiner's ear or the stethoscope being placed on the opposite side of the chest.
Examination of the chest with a phonacoscope.
1. Of, relating to, or producing speech sounds.
2. Designating those consonant-like and vowel-like segmental sounds articulated by an infant in the developmental stage prior to the utterance of identifiable words, after which they may be referred to as phonemes.
A technique for recording sound created in arteries; a graphic recording of arterial sounds.
The recording of arterial sounds.
1. Difficult or abnormal voice production, the enunciation being too high, too loud, or too hard.
2. Weakness or hoarseness of the voice; especially, that which results from bodily exhaustion.
1. To produce or to articulate speech sounds; to use the voice.
2. The utterance of sounds by means of the vocal folds; the basis of speech.
The act or process of uttering with a voice; the production of phones or speech (vocal) sounds.
A reference to phonation.
1. An apparatus for automatically recording the vibrations of sound, including the voice, by means of a membrane set in vibration by the sound-waves, and having a point attached which makes a tracing upon a revolving cylinder.
2. An instrument where by a sound can be made to produce a visible record of itself.
1. A reference to various “sound” instruments; such as, an earphone or a telephone.
2. A speech sound identified as one of the variants of a phoneme.
3. Short for telephone, telephone receiver, etc.
phoneidoscope, phoneidoscopic
1. An instrument for exhibiting the color-figures produced by the action of sound-vibrations upon a thin film, e.g. of soap-solution.
2. An instrument for studying the motions of sounding bodies with optical methods.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.