-phone
I. noun combining form Etymology: Greek -phōnos sounding, from phōnē 1. sound <
homophone
>
— often in names of musical instruments and sound-transmitting devices <
radiophone
>
<
xylophone
>
2. speaker of (a specified language) <
Francophone
>
II. adjective combining form Etymology: French, from Greek -phōnos of or relating to a population that speaks (a specified language) <
Francophone
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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