Definition of phonesis in English:

phonesis

noun

Linguistics
  • Utterance of vocal sounds.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the Philological Society. From Hellenistic Greek ϕώνησις sounding, speaking from ancient Greek ϕωνεῖν to produce a sound, to speak + -σις.

Pronunciation

phonesis

/fə(ʊ)ˈniːsɪs/