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speech sound

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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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Origin of speech sound

First recorded in 1865–70
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