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Following are some examples of words that describe the pronunciation of other words. What are these descriptive words called? I tried using search but it didn't help.

hipster - hip.stuh

say - sei

career - kuh.reeuh

pronunciation - pruh·nuhn·see·ei·shn

  • Transcriptions? – user178049 Jun 10 at 1:31
  • Are you talking about phonetic symbols? – Cardinal Jun 10 at 1:31
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    You could probably call it phonetic spelling. – Michael Rybkin Jun 10 at 1:48
  • Pronunciation guide? I don't believe there is a specific word for it. Also worth noting that you'll often find that the guide uses a wider variety of symbols: OED – Bee Jun 10 at 16:34
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It is known as phonetic spelling. Another way of telling a word's pronunciation is phonetic pronunciation.

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Phonetic spelling is the representation of vocal sounds which express pronunciations of words. It is a system of spelling in which each letter represents invariably the same spoken sound. Some schools may use phonetic pronunciations to help children learn the spelling of difficult words, for instance, WEDNESDAY = Wed Nes Day.

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