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phonology

[ fuh-nol-uh-jee, foh- ]
/ fəˈnɒl ə dʒi, foʊ- /
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noun, plural pho·nol·o·gies.
the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
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Origin of phonology

First recorded in 1790–1800; phono- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM phonology

pho·no·log·i·cal [fohn-l-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌfoʊn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, pho·no·log·ic, adjectivepho·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phonology

phonology
/ (fəˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies
the study of the sound system of a language or of languages in generalCompare syntax (def. 1), syntax (def. 2), semantics
such a sound system

Derived forms of phonology

phonological (ˌfəʊnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl, ˌfɒn-), adjectivephonologically, adverbphonologist, noun
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