[ foh-ni-tish-uhn ]
See synonyms for phonetician on
  1. a specialist in phonetics or in some aspect of phonetics.

  2. a dialectologist.

Origin of phonetician

First recorded in 1840–50; phonetic + -ian

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

How to use phonetician in a sentence

  • Indeed, an experienced phonetician should have no difficulty in inventing sounds that are unknown to objective investigation.

    Language | Edward Sapir
  • This is unlikely on the part of a determined phonetician like Orm, who would naturally be impatient of traditional spellings.

  • 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) /

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

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