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-phony


a combining form used in the formation of abstract nouns corresponding to nouns ending in -phone: telephony.

Nearby words

-phily, -phobe, -phobia, -phobic, -phone, -phony, -phore, -phoresis, -phorous, -phrenia, -phyl

Origin of -phony

< Greek -phōnia; see -phone, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -phony

-phony


n combining form

indicating a specified type of soundcacophony; euphony
Derived Forms-phonic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -phony

from Greek -phōnia, from phōnē sound
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Medicine definitions for -phony

-phony


suff.

Sound:microphony.
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