PHONETICS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. the department of language which analyzes the physical properties of speech noises and the physiological ways that these are generated and interpreted. PHONETICS: "I really enjoyed the time we spent in class studying phonetics." Related Psychology Terms PHONOLOGY ACOUSTIC PHONETICS VOWEL PHONEME FORM-FUNCTION DISTINCTION ARTICULATORY PHONETICS PARALANGUAGE PHONEMICS UNVOICED VOICED Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHONETICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phonetics/ (accessed January 20, 2021).