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Phono Words: “acrophonic” to “dysphonia”,
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Words that include: phono-, phon-, -phone, -phonia,
-phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically,
(Greek: sound, voice, speech)

acrophonic, acrophonetic:
1. Having to do with acrophony.
2. Instituted or used on the basis of acrophony
1. The sound of the initial; the use of what was originally a picture-symbol or hieroglyph of an object to represent phonetically the initial syllable or sound of the name of the object; e.g. employing the symbol of an ox, aleph, to represent the syllable or letter.
2. The naming of a letter by a word whose initial sound is the same as that which the letter represents.
A keyboard instrument resembling the adiaphonon but having tuning forks instead of steel bars.
A keyboard instrument resembling the piano but having steel bars instead of strings.
1. A musical instrument (as a trumpet or flute) in which sound is generated by a vibrating column or eddy of air.
2. Any musical instrument in which the sound is produced by a vibrating column of air; a wind instrument. As an adjective, aerophonic.
allophone, allophonic:
1. One of the slightly differing forms that the same single speech sound (phoneme) can take. One of two or more articulatorily and acoustically different forms of the same phoneme; the aspirated p of pin and the nonaspirated p of spin are allophones of the phoneme p.
2. An immigrant in Quebec who speaks neither English nor French as a first language.
A cavernous voice; a reference to low-pitched auscultatory sounds (sounds within the body).
Anglophone, anglophone:
1. Someone who speaks English, especially as a first language.
2. A place where English is spoken by most people as their first language.
1. A hymn or psalm performed by two groups of singers chanting alternate sections.
2. A short piece of biblical or devotional text that is chanted or sung before or after a psalm verse in a Roman catholic or Anglican church service.
3. A response or reply.
4. Literally, a Greek word meaning, “sounding in response”.
1. Sung, played, or recited by two or more groups performing alternate sections.
2. With alternating phases or responses, as in an antiphon.
A book, often large and richly decorated, containing antiphons or anthems to be sung or chanted responsively.
1. A reference to antiphon.
2. Responsive chanting, recitation, or singing, e.g., of liturgical antiphons.
3. A musical response or answering phrase.
aphonia, aphonias, aphonic:
A total loss of the voice and of all but whispered speech as a result of hysteria, disease, or overuse of the vocal cords; inability to produce vocal sound.
The inability to laugh out loud.
Variation in vowel quality in the formation of grammatically related words, as in English: give, gave.
archiphoneme, archiphonemes:
A class of phonemes consisting usually of a pair sharing all distinctive features except one (as d and t share all of the distinctive features except that d is voiced and t is voiceless); especially, a structurally descriptive category in which a sound may be placed when it occurs in a position where it may belong to any of two or more phonemes because of neutralization or suspension of the usual contrast between them (as German t in final position where it may correspond either to medial t or to medial d).
An instrument consisting of a diaphragm or plate that is placed against the teeth and conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear enabling persons with certain types of deafness to hear more or less distinctly.
1. Increased resonance of one's own voice, breath sounds, arterial murmurs, etc., noted especially in disease of the middle ear or of the nasal fossa.
2. Observation by a practitioner of the peculiarities of resonance of his own voice, when he places his head close to the chest of a patient, and speaks loudly.
A West African xylophone with gourds instead of wood.
Difficulty of speech.
Constituting, consisting of, or standing for two phonemes.
bronchophony, bronchophonies:
1. The sound of the voice heard through the stethoscope over a healthy bronchus and over other portions of the chest in cases of lung consolidation of tissue.
2. The sound of the voice heard in the bronchi by means of the stethoscope; especially, the increased vocal resonance heard in certain diseased conditions of the lungs, imitating the voice-sound heard over the healthy bronchi.
Constituting, consisting of, or standing for two phonemes.
cacophonous, cacophonously:
Sounding loud, jarring, harsh, and unpleasant.
cacophony, cacophonic:
1. An unpleasant combination of loud, often jarring, and discordant sounds.
2. The use of harsh unpleasant sounds in language, e.g., for literary effect.
A stethoscope specially modified to aid in listening to the sounds of the heart.
A term for phonocardiography.
cellphone, cell phone:
A cellular telephone.
A former name for an apparatus designed for the production of a talking film.
A telephonic apparatus with an attached microphone transmitter used especially for listening secretly.
An instrument for conveying sound to the inner ear through the teeth, an audiphone.
An instrument used for listening to blood flow in the skin.
The use of the dermatophone applied to the surface of the living body; the observation of the sounds thus heard.
An instrument for conveying sound to the inner ear through the teeth, an audiphone.
dial telephone, dialtelephone:
A telephone from which connections may be automatically completed without the aid of an exchange operator by revolving a dial marked with numbers and letters into positions corresponding to the units of the desired telephone number.
1. A set of all the different ways that a particular speech sound is pronounced in all the dialects of a language, or a member of this set.
2. A foghorn with a two-note sound.
3. A powerful pipe-organ stop of the peculiar construction of 8-foot, 16-foot, or 32-foot pitch.
diaphoneme, diaphonous:
A category or a member of a category consisting of the entire range of dialectal variants of an allophone.
Dissonance as opposed to symphony.
A trademark for a small hand-held tape recorder used for dictation.
The production of double vocal sounds; also diphthongia.
Impairment of the voice manifested by hoarseness or other defects of phonation due to organic, functional, or psychic causes; adjective, dysphonic.