Phonics
Phonics Phon"ics, n. 1. same as {Phonetics}. [1913 Webster]

2. a method of teaching reading and spelling to beginning students, emphasizing the sound values of individual letters and syllables, and the relationship between pronunciation and spelling. Contrasted to {whole language method} and {sentence method}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • phonics — 1680s, science of sound, from Gk. phone sound (see FAME (Cf. fame)) + ICS (Cf. ics). The meaning method of teaching reading is first attested 1908, though the system dates from 1844 …   Etymology dictionary

  • phonics — [fän′iks, fōn′iks] n. [< PHONIC] 1. the science or study of sound; acoustics 2. a method of teaching beginners to read or enunciate by learning to associate certain letters or groups of letters with the sounds they commonly represent: cf. LOOK …   English World dictionary

  • phonics — /fon iks/ or, for 2, /foh niks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. a method of teaching reading and spelling based upon the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling. 2. Obs. phonetics. [1675 85; PHON + ICS] * * * Method of reading instruction that …   Universalium

  • phonics — garso teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. phonics vok. Klanglehre, f; Lautlehre, f; Schallehre, f rus. теория звука, f pranc. phonique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • phonics — noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1684 1. the science of sound ; acoustics 2. a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phonics — noun a) The study of how the sounds of words are represented by spelling. b) A method of teaching elementary reading based on the phonetic interpretation of …   Wiktionary

  • phonics — pho·nics fän iks, 1 is also fō niks n pl but sing in constr 1) the science of sound: ACOUSTICS 2) a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and esp. syllables …   Medical dictionary

  • phonics — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sounds, sound system, pronunciation; see diction …   English dictionary for students

  • phonics — phon|ics [ˈfɔnıks, ˈfəu US ˈfa: , ˈfou ] n [U] a method of teaching people to read in which they are taught to recognize the sounds that letters represent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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