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phone



Pronunciation: (fōn), [key]
n., v.t., v.i., phoned, phon•ing.
telephone.

phone



Pronunciation: (fōn), [key]
n. Phonet.
a speech sound: There are three phonetically different “t” phones in an utterance of “titillate,” and two in an utterance of “tattletale.” Cf. allophone, phoneme.

-phone




a combining form meaning “speech sound” (homophone), “an instrument of sound transmission or reproduction” (telephone), “a musical instrument” (saxophone; xylophone).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

phonationphone-in
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