[fuh-net-uh-sahyz, foh-]

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.

Also especially British, pho·net·i·cise.

Origin of phoneticize

Related formspho·net·i·ci·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019