- Phone is a hamelt term for telephone.
In phonetics an phonology, a phone is a speech soond conseedert as a pheesical event athoot regaird tae its place in the soond seestem semantics o a langage. A soond lith that haes kenspeckle acoustic properties. A pairteecular kythin o a speech soond lith. The basic soond unit shawn fae phonetic speech analysis. Phonetic seembology is hauden athin square ([ ]) brackets. Compear wi a phoneme, a set o phones that cairies the same meanin.
The wird oreeginates fae the Greek φωνή for soond/vyce.