phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
It may be, for aught I know, phonetic: and has been explained as representing an affected sneer.
They are phonetic types, produced by a power inherent in nature.
Present day readers are less ready for the over-stress of phonetic spelling than in the days of local color.
The principle of the characters which he adopted is phonetic.
But clearly it will not do to insist too narrowly upon the phonetic character of the alphabet.
Every alternate page was in the phonetic Indian symbols, of which more hereafter.
He was reading a phonetic pamphlet, and appeared to take his apprehension as a pleasant morning call.
The use of phonetic transcription, however, is a moot question.
The sign of language represents the contradictory unity of the phonetic and semantic units.
"representing vocal sounds," 1803, from Modern Latin phoneticus (1797), from Greek phonetikos "vocal," from phonetos "to be spoken, utterable," verbal adjective of phonein "to speak clearly, utter," from phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).
phonetic pho·net·ic (fə-nět'ĭk)
Of or relating to phonetics.
Representing the sounds of speech with a set of distinct symbols, each designating a single sound.