speech sound

Phonet.
1. any of the set of distinctive sounds of a given language. Cf. phoneme.
2. any audible, elemental, acoustic event occurring in speech: "Go" contains the speech sound "o." Cf. phone2.
3. any of the sounds of the entire phonetic system of a language. Cf. allophone.
[1865-70]

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