tonetic

tonetics

[toh-net-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the phonetic study of tone in language.

Origin:
1920–25; tone + (phon)etics

tonetic, adjective
tonetically, adverb
tonetician [toh-ni-tish-uhn] , noun
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tonetic (təʊˈnɛtɪk)
 
adj
See tone language (of a language) distinguishing words semantically by distinction of tone as well as by other sounds
 
[C20: from tone + -etic, as in phonetic]
 
to'netically
 
adv

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