phonon

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ, sound) +‎ -on. Modelled after photon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfoʊ.nɑn/, /ˈfoʊ.nɔn/
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Noun[edit]

phonon (plural phonons)

  1. (physics) The quantum of acoustic or vibrational energy (sound), considered a discrete particle rather than a wave.
  2. (linguistics) A unit of phonemics.

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