phonotype

[foh-nuh-tahyp]
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noun Printing.

a piece of type bearing a phonetic character or symbol.

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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phonotype

noun printing

a letter or symbol representing a sound
text printed in phonetic symbols
Derived Formsphonotypic (ˌfəʊnəˈtɪpɪk) or phonotypical, adjective
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