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