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polyphone

[pol-ee-fohn] /ˈpɒl iˌfoʊn/
noun, Phonetics.
1.
a polyphonic letter or symbol.
Origin of polyphone
1645-1655
From the Greek word polýphōnos, dating back to 1645-55. See poly-, -phone
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polyphone

/ˈpɒlɪˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
a letter or character having more than one phonetic value, such as English c, pronounced (k) before a, o, or u or (s) before e or i
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