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phonics

phon·ics

phonics

 
pronunciation:
fa nihks
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) a method of teaching spelling, pronunciation, and reading that uses a phonetic rendering of the standard spelling system.
definition 2: the scientific study of sound.
Word Parts
The word phonics contains the following parts:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology