pronunciation spelling

  1. a spelling intended to match a certain pronunciation more closely than the traditional spelling does, as gonna for going to, kinda for kind of (meaning “rather”), git for get, or lite for light.

usage note For pronunciation spelling

Pronunciation Spelling is used as a label in this dictionary.

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