noun (used with a singular verb)
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The attention given to the use of diacritical marks, silent letters, and phonics.History of France|Charlotte M. Yonge
There should be at least two ten-minute lessons in phonics each day.
The real difficulty in phonics lies in the fact that the pronunciation of the English language abounds in inconsistencies.
Phonics is not a method of teaching reading, but it is a necessary part of every good, modern method.
As new words are met containing known sounds, the pupils should apply their knowledge of phonics.