( Webster Dictionary) - a distinctive collocation of phonemes (as the free form pin or the bound form of pins) having no smaller meaningful parts
The smallest unit of sound in spoken language.
Sounds of speech.
Smallest units of sound. Phonemes are combined together to make words.
are the vocal gestures or "mouth moves" from which words are constructed in a language, for example, /m/, /a/, and /th/ in math.
The smallest units of sound in spoken language that make a difference in the meaning of words. When added together, phonemes create syllables, which allows the creation of words; for instance, "ox" is made up of three phonemes: /aa/, , and (English contains 44 phonemes).
a minimal sound unit of speech that distinguishes one word from another (lace, lake)
The smallest distinct sound units in a given spoken language. Individual phonemes are the smallest units in a word that can distinguish its meaning from another word, e.g. the difference between the English words 'pin' and 'bin' is marked only by the two different phonemes /p/ and /b/ [Mathews, 1997]. When added together, phonemes create syllables, which allows the creation of words; for instance, "ox" is made up of three phonemes: /aa/, , and (English contains 44 phonemes).
individual sound units in words. This is not directly related to how many letters are in the word. “Cat” has three letters and three phonemes /k/ /a/ /t/. But “ox” has two letters and three phonemes /o/ /k/ /s/.
The smallest units of speech.
A minimal sound unit of speech, such as single letters
The smallest sound units (consonants and vowels) that combine to make the word of a language, for example /sh/, /e/, /l/ in â€œshell.
the basic vocal gestures from which the spoken words of a language are constructed.
The basic sound elements of a spoken language.
the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another.