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/ ˈfoʊ noʊ /
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noun, plural pho·nos.Informal.
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Origin of phono
Other definitions for phono (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “sound,” “voice,” used in the formation of compound words: phonology.
Also especially before a vowel, phon-.
Origin of phono-
1945–50; <Greek, combining form representing phōnḗ voice
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How to use phono in a sentence
"Almost all books now, you see, are phono-graphed," said Hamage.With The Eyes Shut|Edward Bellamy
British Dictionary definitions for phono
before a vowel phon-
indicating a sound or voicephonograph; phonology
Word Origin for phono-
from Greek phōnē sound, voice
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Medical definitions for phono
Sound; voice; speech:phonometer.
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