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A system of phonetic notation used as an aid for teaching speech to hearing-impaired people and consisting of diagrams of the organs of speech in the various positions required to articulate sounds.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) a system of phonetic notation invented by Alexander Melville Bell (1819–1905) that utilized symbols based on the schematic representation of the articulations used for each speech sound
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1. a system of phonetic symbols developed by Alexander Melville Bell in 1867 to represent the position of the speech organs in articulating sounds.
2. the visual representation of characteristics of speech, as by sound spectrograms.
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|Noun||1.||visible speech - a phonetic alphabet invented by Melville Bell in the 19th century|
|2.||visible speech - spectrogram of speech; speech displayed spectrographically|
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