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  1. Plural of phone

Extensive Definition

Phone is a common term for telephone.
Within phonetics, a phone is:
  • a speech sound or gesture considered a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language
  • a speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties
  • the basic unit revealed via phonetic speech analysis
Phonetic symbology is always set off within [square] brackets.

See also

phones in Breton: Fonenn
phones in Czech: Hláska
phones in Danish: Sproglyd
phones in German: Phon (Linguistik)
phones in Estonian: Häälik
phones in Modern Greek (1453-): Φώνος
phones in Spanish: Fono
phones in French: Phone (linguistique)
phones in Croatian: Glas
phones in Italian: Fono
phones in Hungarian: Beszédhang
phones in Japanese: 単音
phones in Norwegian Nynorsk: Fon
phones in Polish: Głoska
phones in Portuguese: Fone
phones in Quechua: Kunkalla
phones in Slovak: Hláska
phones in Finnish: Äänne
phones in Swedish: Fon (lingvistik)
phones in Chinese: 語音
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