toneme

noun
to·​neme | \ ˈtō-ˌnēm How to pronounce toneme (audio) \

Definition of toneme

: an intonation phoneme in a tone language

Other Words from toneme

tonemic \ tō-​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce tonemic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of toneme

1923, in the meaning defined above

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