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noun Printing.
  1. a piece of type bearing a phonetic character or symbol.
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Origin of phonotype

First recorded in 1835–45; phono- + -type
Related formspho·no·typ·ic [foh-nuh-tip-ik] /ˌfoʊ nəˈtɪp ɪk/, pho·no·typ·i·cal, adjectivepho·no·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Phonotyp′ic, -al, of or belonging to a phonotype, or to phonotypy.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


British Dictionary definitions for phonotype


noun printing
  1. a letter or symbol representing a sound
  2. text printed in phonetic symbols
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Derived Formsphonotypic (ˌfəʊnəˈtɪpɪk) or phonotypical, adjective
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