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phonetics An individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
synonyms: phone, sound.
is a specific kind of: language unit, linguistic unit.
is a broader term that covers: phoneme | vowel, vowel sound | glide, semivowel | consonant | orinasal, orinasal phone | sonant, voiced sound.
is a part of: utterance, vocalization.
domain category: phonetics.
derivation: phonate, vocalise, vocalize | sound, vocalise, vocalize, voice | sound | phonetic | phonetic, phonic | phonic.
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