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

verb (used with object),pho·ne·mi·cized, pho·ne·mi·ciz·ing.
  1. to transcribe into phonemic symbols.

  2. to analyze (a word, the sound structure of a language, etc.) by establishing its phonemes.

Origin of phonemicize

First recorded in 1935–40; phonemic + -ize
  • Also especially British, pho·ne·mi·cise .

Other words from phonemicize

  • pho·ne·mi·ci·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby phonemicize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024