HyperDic: speech_sound

English > 1 sense of the expression speech sound:
NOUNcommunicationspeech sound, phone, sound(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
English > speech sound: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
Synonymsphone, sound
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Part ofutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
NarrowerconsonantA speech sound that is not a vowel
orinasal phone, orinasalA speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
phoneme(linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
semivowel, glideA vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
sonant, voiced soundA speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
vowel, vowel soundA speech sound made with the vocal tract open
Broaderlanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Spanishfonema, fono, sonido
Catalanfonema, so

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