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phono

[ foh-noh ]
/ ˈfoʊ noʊ /
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noun, plural pho·nos.Informal.

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Origin of phono

By shortening

Definition for phono (2 of 2)

phono-

a combining form meaning “sound,” “voice,” used in the formation of compound words: phonology.
Also especially before a vowel, phon-.
Compare -phone, -phony.

Origin of phono-

1945–50; <Greek, combining form representing phōnḗ voice
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British Dictionary definitions for phono

phono-

before a vowel phon-


combining form

indicating a sound or voicephonograph; phonology
from Greek phōnē sound, voice
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Medical definitions for phono

phono-

pref.

Sound; voice; speech:phonometer.
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