- Phonics is the study of sound or a method of teaching reading.
An example of phonics is a method used to teach reading by learning the sounds that groups of letters make when spoken.
- the science or study of sound; acoustics
- a method of teaching beginners to read or enunciate by learning to associate certain letters or groups of letters with the sounds they commonly represent
Origin of phonics; from phonic
noun(used with a sing. verb)
- A method of teaching elementary reading and spelling based on the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.