Phonology Definition

fə-nŏlə-jē, fō-
The study of speech sounds, including phonetics and phonemics.
Webster's New World
An overall description of the sounds of a given language.
Webster's New World

(linguistics, uncountable) The study of the way sounds function in languages, including phonemes, syllable structure, stress, accent, intonation, and which sounds are distinctive units within a language.


Origin of Phonology

  • From phono- +"Ž -logy.

    From Wiktionary

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