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tonetic

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adjective to·net·ic \tō-ˈne-tik\

Definition of tonetic

  1. 1 :  relating to linguistic tones or to tone languages

  2. 2 :  of or relating to intonation <tonetic notation>

tonetically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1922

First Known Use of tonetic

1922


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