phonetic : Idioms & Phrases

phonetic alphabet

  • noun an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech
    sound alphabet.

Phonetic spelling

  • spelling in phonetic characters, each representing one sound only; contrasted with Romanic spelling, or that by the use of the Roman alphabet.
Webster 1913

phonetic symbol

  • noun a written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound

phonetic transcription

  • noun a transcription intended to represent each distinct speech sound with a separate symbol