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.
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.
2. An expert or specialist in phoniatry.
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.
2. Pertaining to or producing sounds.
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.
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.
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.