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word: dispraise


Definition: (noun) Disapproval; censure.
Synonyms: disparagement
Usage: Heaven forbid that she should say a syllable in dispraise of any member of that excellent family, above all, of my Lady, whom the whole world admires. Discuss.



Phonetics is the study of the sounds of languages. This branch of linguistics focuses on the production, perception, and analysis of speech sounds from both a physiological and an acoustic point of view. Phonetics is not a new discipline—the first phoneticians were Indian scholars working to preserve the pronunciation of Sanskrit holy texts around 300 BCE, and the Classical Greeks are credited with the first writing system based on a phonetic alphabet. What is a phoneme? More… Discuss