Phonetic alphabet

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

phonetic alphabetAn alphabet that has an assigned name to each of the letters. For example, to say "computer" while using the phonetic alphabet you would say "Charlie-Oscar-Mike-Papa-Uniform-Tango-Echo-Romeo". Using the phonetic alphabet is extremely useful for computer support and anyone else on a phone call that needs to spell out what is being said or needs to be typed. Below is an example of the commonly used NATO phonetic alphabet.

Phonetic alphabet overview

A Alpha N November
B Bravo O Oscar
C Charlie P Papa
D Delta Q Quebec
E Echo R Romeo
F Foxtrot S Sierra
G Golf T Tango
H Hotel U Uniform
I India V Victor
J Juliet W Whiskey
K Kilo X X-ray
L Lima Y Yankee
M Mike Z Zulu