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International Phonetic Alphabet Line breaks: Inter|nation¦al Phon|et¦ic Al¦pha|bet
(abbreviation: IPA)

Definition of International Phonetic Alphabet in English:


An internationally recognized set of phonetic symbols developed in the late 19th century, based on the principle of strict one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols.
Example sentences
  • Phonetics now has an International Phonetic Alphabet, with agreed parameters, but this is still far from true of wine terminology.

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