Origin of phonetic
Can be confusedfanatic phonetic
Examples from the Web for phonetic
Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
(a) It is “a phonetic corruption, perhaps a softening of the original word”; as Bab-el-mandel is a corruption of Bab-el-mandeb.
There is only a phonetic distinction between the Spanish and the Portuguese idea.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
In most cases, indeed, the phonetic reading is unknown or uncertain.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow