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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfoʊnim/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfəʊniːm/
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phoneme (plural phonemes)
- An indivisible unit of sound in a given language. A phoneme is an abstraction of the physical speech sounds (phones) and may encompass several different phones.
indivisible unit of sound