[fuh-nee-muh-sahyz, foh-]

verb (used with object), pho·ne·mi·cized, pho·ne·mi·ciz·ing.

to transcribe into phonemic symbols.
to analyze (a word, the sound structure of a language, etc.) by establishing its phonemes.

Also especially British, pho·ne·mi·cise.

Origin of phonemicize

First recorded in 1935–40; phonemic + -ize
Related formspho·ne·mi·ci·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019