Definition of phonaesthetics in English:

phonaesthetics

(US phonesthetics)

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The study of the aesthetic properties of speech sound, in particular the study of sound sequences, as in phonaesthesia.

    • ‘A few studies of phonaesthetics are well-known for the cleverness of their design and the nebulosity of their results.’
    • ‘They tend to come under an area of linguistics called phonaesthetics which deals with sounds and our preferences for them.’

Pronunciation:

phonaesthetics

/ˌfəʊnəsˈθɛtɪks/