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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language.

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  • The other promising audio searching technology is known as phoneme software.
  • A phoneme is the smallest sound unit by which we distinguish one word from another.
  • A phoneme is a set of similar sounds showing meaning differences or differentiating between words.
  • He read our names from a slate, stumbling over the "W" phoneme, which is strange to the Norlan dialect. for more
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