Definition of phonemicize in US English:

phonemicize

(also phonemicise)

verb

Linguistics
  • 1no object To employ phonemic analysis.

  • 2with object To classify, analyse, or describe in terms of phonemes.

  • 3with object To advance from allophonic to phonemic status. rare.

  • 4no object To attain phonemic status. rare.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Language. From phonemic + -ize.

Pronunciation

phonemicize

/fəˈniːmɪsʌɪz/