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Definition of "phonetically" [pho•net•ic•al•ly]

  • In the way it sounds, particularly: written to describe the sound rather than the dictionary spelling. (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "phonetically" in a sentence
  • "•As soon as possible, write down the name phonetically so you remember the pronunciation later."
  • "For example, when a person says his or her name, listen carefully to the pronunciation and write down the name phonetically to help you recall the name later."
  • "She led us through the word phonetically: Ch-trv-tek."