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phonetician

[ foh-ni-tish-uhn ]
/ ˌfoʊ nɪˈtɪʃ ən /
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noun
a specialist in phonetics or in some aspect of phonetics.
a dialectologist.
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Origin of phonetician

First recorded in 1840–50; phonetic + -ian
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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

phonetician
/ (ˌfəʊnɪˈtɪʃən) /

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