Definition of phonogram in English:


Syllabification: pho·no·gram
Pronunciation: /ˈfōnəˌɡram


A symbol representing a vocal sound.
More example sentences
  • The most crucial distinction is that Chinese is ideogram, but nushu is, on the contrary, a phonogram that represents local dialect.
  • While it is possible that the Egyptians borrowed the idea for ideograms and phonograms from the Sumerians, many experts think that would be very unlikely.
  • Words could be written using only phonograms or ideograms, but most used a combination of both.

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