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phonogram

[ foh-nuh-gram ]
/ ˈfoʊ nəˌgræm /
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noun
a unit symbol of a phonetic writing system, standing for a speech sound, syllable, or other sequence of speech sounds without reference to meaning.
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Origin of phonogram

First recorded in 1855–60; phono- + -gram1

OTHER WORDS FROM phonogram

pho·no·gram·ic, pho·no·gram·mic, adjectivepho·no·gram·i·cal·ly, pho·no·gram·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phonogram

phonogram
/ (ˈfəʊnəˌɡræm) /

noun
any written symbol standing for a sound, syllable, morpheme, or word
a sequence of written symbols having the same sound in a variety of different words, for example, ough in bought, ought, and brought

Derived forms of phonogram

phonogramic or phonogrammic, adjective
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Medical definitions for phonogram

phonogram
[ fōnə-grăm′ ]

n.
A graphic tracing depicting the duration and intensity of a sound.
A character or symbol, as in a phonetic alphabet, representing a word or phoneme in speech.
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