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phonic

[ fon-ik, foh-nik ]
/ ˈfɒn ɪk, ˈfoʊ nɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to speech sounds.

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Origin of phonic

First recorded in 1815–25; phon- + -ic
phon·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for phonic

phonic
[ fŏnĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or having the nature of sound, especially speech sounds.
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