- a unit symbol of a phonetic writing system, standing for a speech sound, syllable, or other sequence of speech sounds without reference to meaning.
Origin of phonogram
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Soon after, he took top leadership roles at British record labels including Arista, Phonogram and MCA UK.Piers Morgan’s Comeback Strategy
February 27, 2014
It then came to stand as a phonogram to express the word nefer, good.Evolution in Art
Alfred C. Haddon
In 1888 Edison sent his first phonogram by steamer to England.The Boyhood of Great Inventors
A. Fraser Robertson
The next step forward is the development of the ideogram into the phonogram, or sound sign.
This picture writing or hieroglyphic was well developed and in the phonogram stage about 5000 B.C.
The teacher writes a phonogram on the board and below it all the consonant sounds from which words may be built.How to Teach Phonics
Lida M. Williams
- any written symbol standing for a sound, syllable, morpheme, or word
- a sequence of written symbols having the same sound in a variety of different words, for example, ough in bought, ought, and brought
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Word Origin and History for phonogram
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A graphic tracing depicting the duration and intensity of a sound.
- A character or symbol, as in a phonetic alphabet, representing a word or phoneme in speech.
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