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.

A combining-form prefix for phonetic or denoting phonetic and, as in phoneticogrammatical and phoneticohieroglylphic.
1. The study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance as they are produced by the organs of speech and as they register on the ear and on instruments.
2. The practical application of this science to the understanding and speaking of languages.
3. The system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages; for example, “He reads Portuguese with some ease but finds its phonetics difficult.”
4. A written representation other than conventional spelling; such as, “The use of thru is considered a fair phonetics.”
5. The science of speech and of pronunciation; phonolgy.
6. The analysis and description of speech sounds in terms of the processes by which they are produced (articulatory phonetics), the physical properties of the sounds themselves (acoustic phonetics), and the relation of these properties to the articulatory and auditory processes.
Someone who advocates or uses phonetic spelling.
1. Someone who specializes in the study of disorders of spoken language and their management.
2. An expert or specialist in phoniatry.
1. The study of the voice and medical treatment of its disorders.
2. The analysis, assessment, and management of disorders of spoken language.
3. The sciences of the voice, speech and speech training, the problem of the deaf and mute, and musical problems and techniques.
A specialist in the scientific study and medical treatment of the defects and disorders in voice production.
1. A reference to sound or to the voice; especially, the aspects of the hearing of speech sounds.
2. Pertaining to or producing sounds.
phonic spasm
a spasm of the laryngeal muscles occurring when attempting to speak, usually a component of a conversion reaction, but also seen in professional singers and speakers due to faulty voice production.
Diseases affecting the vocal organs.
1. The science of sound in general; acoustics.
2. The science of spoken sounds; phonetics.
3. The correlations between sound and symbol in an alphabetic writing system; used specificlly with reference to a method of teaching reading by associating letters or groups of letters with particular sounds in which the sound values of those individually written letters are identified and put together to form words.
a metal wind instrument having its bell of spherical shape, invented in 1848.
1. An auditory sensation occurring when another sense is stimulated; also known as, auditory synesthesia.
2. A form of synesthesia in which there is a sensation of sound or hearing, as a result of the effect of sight, touch, taste, or smell, or even to the thought of some object, person, or general conception.
Recording and analysis of the audible frequency-intensity components of the bruit of turbulent arterial blood flow through a stenotic lesion.
1. Auscultation through a stethoscope of the sound heard when a vibrating tuning fork is placed against the chest.
2. Auscultation is the process of listening for sounds within the body, usually sounds of thoracic or abdominal viscera, to detect an abnormality or to check for fetal heart sounds.
Having the property of reflecting sound, or producing an echo; relating to the reflexion of sound, cataphonic.
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-.