[ fuh-net-uh-sahyz, foh- ]
/ fəˈnɛt əˌsaɪz, foʊ- /
Save This Word!
verb (used with object), pho·net·i·cized, pho·net·i·ciz·ing.
to represent (speech) in writing by means of a system in which individual symbols correspond regularly with speech sounds.
to increase the regularity of correspondence between sound and symbol in (a writing system): a proposal for a new system of phoneticized English spelling.
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Also especially British, pho·net·i·cise .
OTHER WORDS FROM phoneticizepho·net·i·ci·za·tion, noun
Words nearby phoneticize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021