visible speech

visible speech
1. the representation in graphic or pictorial form of characteristics of speech, as by means of sound spectrograms.
2. the system of handwritten phonetic symbols invented by Melville Bell in 1867 to provide a visually comprehensible rendition of speech sounds.

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  • Visible speech — Vis i*ble speech (Phon.) A system of characters invented by Prof. Alexander Melville Bell to represent all sounds that may be uttered by the speech organs, and intended to be suggestive of the position of the organs of speech in uttering them.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Visible Speech — Infobox Writing system name = Visible Speech type = Alphabet time = 1867 to the present languages = ? creator = Alexander Melville Bell sisters = 85 children = sample = imagesize = 200px unicode = U+E780 to U+E7FF in the ConScript Unicode… …   Wikipedia

  • Visible Speech — Sagittalschnitt und einige Symbole der Visible Speech Visible Speech ist die Bezeichnung für eine phonetische Notation, die 1867 vom schottischen Lehrer Alexander Melville Bell vorgestellt wurde. Die Zeichen des Systems kodieren dabei unmittelbar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • visible speech — noun 1. a phonetic alphabet invented by Melville Bell in the 19th century • Hypernyms: ↑phonetic alphabet, ↑sound alphabet 2. spectrogram of speech; speech displayed spectrographically • Hypernyms: ↑spectrogram, ↑spectrograph * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Visible Speech — Vi|si|ble Speech [ vizəbl̩ spi:tʃ] das; <aus engl. visible speech »sichtbare Sprache, Rede«> synthetische Sprache; grafisch od. als Programm (4) dargestellter Sprachvorgang, der mithilfe eines ↑Konverters hörbar gemacht werden kann …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • visible speech — vis′ible speech′ n. 1) phn a system of phonetic symbols developed by Alexander Melville Bell in 1867 to represent the position of the speech organs in articulating sounds 2) phn the visual representation of characteristics of speech, as by sound… …   From formal English to slang

  • visible speech — noun Date: 1865 1. a set of phonetic symbols based on symbols for articulatory position 2. speech reproduced spectrographically …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • visible speech — /vɪzəbəl ˈspitʃ/ (say vizuhbuhl speech) noun a system of notation in which each symbol shape is designed to indicate diagrammatically the articulatory position of the sound it stands for and in which phonetically related sounds are represented by …  

  • speech disorder — n. any conspicuous speech imperfection, or variation from accepted speech patterns, caused either by a physical defect in the speech organs or by a mental disorder, as aphasia, stuttering, etc. * * * ▪ medicine Introduction       any of the… …   Universalium

  • speech — /speech/, n. 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express one s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds and gesture: Losing her speech made her feel isolated from humanity. 2. the act of speaking: He expresses… …   Universalium

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