speech sound


noun Phonetics.

any of the set of distinctive sounds of a given language.Compare phoneme.
any audible, elemental, acoustic event occurring in speech: “Go” contains the speech sound “o.”Compare phone2.
any of the sounds of the entire phonetic system of a language.

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Compare allophone.

Origin of speech sound

First recorded in 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for speech sound

  • By the age of two—or less—the child should be able to imitate exactly any speech-sound.