phonemic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phoneme + -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • US, UK: IPA(key): /fəˈniːmɪk/
  • Rhymes: -iːmɪk
  • Hyphenation: pho‧ne‧mic

Adjective[edit]

phonemic (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) relating to phonemes
    We've finished our phonemic analysis and we're ready to move on to morphology.
  2. (linguistics) relating to a difference between sounds that can change the meaning of words in a language
    Tone is phonemic in Chinese.

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