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phone

(fōn) [Gr. phone, voice]
A single speech sound.

cell phone

, cellular phone
A portable telephone, used, for example, in ambulance-to-hospital communications and in 12-lead electrocardiogram transmission in some emergency medical systems. Although many people speculate that cellular phone use may increase the risk of brain cancers (e.g., gliomas or meningiomas), no correlation between moderate usage and cancer has been definitively identified.
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The cast gathers downstage singing the phonetic sounds of live piano and dancing in simple, coordinated movements.
Isabelle CarrE[umlaut]'s performance was outstanding for she managed to brilliantly shift Claire's condition from a shying girl with a stutter into a progressive state of Alzheimers, in which a person's inability to create phonetic sounds and memory inefficiency finally show.
The CD will feature photographs, phonetic sounds in all languages and video footage of how each tool is used.
The pair of robots teach letters, phonetic sounds, and blends.
This paper reviews the research on use of American Sign Language in elementary classes that do not include children with hearing impairment and also reports on the use of the manual sign language alphabet in a primary class learning the phonetic sounds of the alphabet.
Hopkin makes a distinction between Castilian and Latin American Spanish and marks the variations in his explanation of different phonetic sounds. He does not make a distinction between regional Latin American pronunciations, however, suggesting that singers interested in learning local dialects should search out native speakers.
The sampled speech utterance is split into distinct phonetic sounds, then Hidden Markov models are used to hypothesize boundaries between sounds, and to form probabilistic models for each possible combination.