to·​neme ˈtō-ˌnēm How to pronounce toneme (audio)
: an intonation phoneme in a tone language
tonemic adjective

Word History


tone entry 1 + -eme

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toneme was in 1923

Dictionary Entries Near toneme

Cite this Entry

“Toneme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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