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1. phoneme

noun. ['ˈfoʊniːm'] (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language.

Synonyms

  • speech sound
  • allophone
  • sound

Antonyms

  • consonant
  • unsound
  • unhealthy
  • unfit

Etymology

  • φώνημα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Phoneme

  • adsteam
  • purim
  • saleem
  • salim

How do you pronounce phoneme?

Pronounce phoneme as ˈfoʊnim.

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Sentences with phoneme


1. Noun, singular or mass
Therefore, do not capitalize the initial phoneme, as this will change the sound.

2. Adjective
Teachers help children decode with activities that provide provide practice in phoneme segmentation.

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