-phony


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

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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 of -phony

-phonic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -phony

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

-phony

suff.

Sound:microphony.
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