- phonetic alphabet,
- phonetic law,
Origin of 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
Word Origin for phonetic
"representing vocal sounds," 1803, from Modern Latin phoneticus (1797), from Greek phonetikos "vocal," from phonetos "to be spoken, utterable," verbal adjective of phonein "to speak clearly, utter," from phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).