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a language, as Swedish, Chinese, Yoruba, or Serbo-Croatian, in which words that are otherwise phonologically identical are distinguished by having different pitches or pitch contour.
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a language, such as Chinese or certain African languages, in which differences in tone may make differences in meaning
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