phonetic alphabet

phonetic alphabet
noun Date: 1848 1. a set of symbols (as the IPA) used for phonetic transcription 2. any of various systems of identifying letters of the alphabet by means of code words in voice communication

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phonetic alphabet — A list of standard words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. The following are the authorized words, listed in order, for each letter in the alphabet: ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF, HOTEL,… …   Military dictionary

  • phonetic alphabet — an alphabet containing a separate character for each distinguishable speech sound. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • phonetic alphabet — noun a) A writing system used for transcribing the sounds of human speech into writing. b) A list of standard words used to identify letters. Syn: spelling alphabet …   Wiktionary

  • phonetic alphabet — series of words that represent the letters of the alphabet and are used in order to prevent spelling errors (A = Apple, B = Book, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phonetic alphabet — phonet′ic al′phabet n. phn an alphabet containing a separate character for each distinguishable speech sound …   From formal English to slang

  • phonetic alphabet — /fənɛtɪk ˈælfəbɛt/ (say fuhnetik alfuhbet) noun 1. a set of symbols for transcribing speech sounds, in which each symbol represents one distinct sound or sound unit. 2. a list of words used in certain communication channels to identify… …   Australian English dictionary

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