-phony


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

Nearby words

  1. -phily,
  2. -phobe,
  3. -phobia,
  4. -phobic,
  5. -phone,
  6. -phore,
  7. -phoresis,
  8. -phorous,
  9. -phrenia,
  10. -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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