Glossic Glos"sic (gl[o^]s"s[i^]k), n. [L. glossa a word requiring a gloss. See 3d {Gloss}.] A system of phonetic spelling based upon the present values of English letters, but invariably using one symbol to represent one sound only. [1913 Webster]

Ingglish Glosik konvai*z hwotev*er proanusiai*shon iz inten*ded bei dhi reiter. --A. J. Ellis. [1913 Webster]

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