What is another word for phoneme?

95 synonyms found


[ fˈə͡ʊniːm], [ fˈə‍ʊniːm], [ f_ˈəʊ_n_iː_m]

A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound that can make a difference in meaning in a language. However, there are several synonyms for phoneme that are used interchangeably in linguistics, such as sound segment, speech sound, and phonological segment. These terms are used to describe the various units of sounds in a language that are meaningful to distinguish different words in a given language. Other synonyms for phoneme include phonetic element, phonogram, syllabic constituent, and unit sound, all of which refer to the fundamental building blocks of spoken language. While these terms may differ slightly in meaning and usage, they all describe the same basic concept of the smallest unit of sound in a language.

What are the hypernyms for Phoneme?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for phoneme (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Phoneme?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

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