[ foh-ni-tish-uh n ]
/ ˌfoʊ nɪˈtɪʃ ən /


a specialist in phonetics or in some aspect of phonetics.
a dialectologist.

Origin of phonetician

First recorded in 1840–50; phonetic + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for phonetician

  • We are trained to imitate strange noises of all sorts, and the phonetician is ready to show us how to make them.

  • We owe a good deal to a phonetician called Cooper, whose Grammatica Anglicana was published in 1685.

    Why we should read|S. P. B. Mais

British Dictionary definitions for phonetician

/ (ˌfəʊnɪˈtɪʃən) /


a person skilled in phonetics or one who employs phonetics in his work
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