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phoneme

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phoneme/ˈfoʊˌniːm/noun
pluralphonemes
phoneme
/ˈfoʊˌniːm/
noun
pluralphonemes
Learner's definition of PHONEME  
[count]linguistics
: the smallest unit of speech that can be used to make one word different from another word

— phonemic

/fəˈniːmɪk/adjective

— phonemically

/fəˈniːmɪkli/adverb
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