suprasegmental

adjective
su·​pra·​seg·​men·​tal | \ˌsü-prə-seg-ˈmen-tᵊl, -ˌprä-\

Definition of suprasegmental 

: of or relating to significant features (such as stress, pitch, or juncture) that occur simultaneously with vowels and consonants in an utterance

First Known Use of suprasegmental

1941, in the meaning defined above

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