Definition of phonaesthetics in English:

phonaesthetics

Line breaks: phon|aes¦thet¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊnəsˈθɛtɪks
 
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(US also phonesthetics)

noun

[treated as singular]
  • The study of the aesthetic properties of speech sound, in particular the study of sound sequences, as in phonaesthesia.
    More example sentences
    • A few studies of phonaesthetics are well-known for the cleverness of their design and the nebulosity of their results.
    • They tend to come under an area of linguistics called phonaesthetics which deals with sounds and our preferences for them.

Derivatives

phonaesthetic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Children's writers make use of onomatopoeic and phonaesthetic words to good effect.

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