Definition of psychophonetic in US English:

psychophonetic

adjective

Linguistics
  • Of, relating to, or designating the mental aspects of sound production.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the American Philological Association. From psycho- + phonetic, after Polish psychofonetyczny (J. B. de Courtenay 1894, in Rozprawy Akad. Umiejętności: Wydział Filol 2nd Ser. 5 254. Compare German psychophonetisch.

Pronunciation

psychophonetic

/ˌsʌɪkəʊfəˈnɛtɪk/