tonetic

adjective

to·​net·​ic tō-ˈne-tik How to pronounce tonetic (audio)
1
: relating to linguistic tones or to tone languages
2
: of or relating to intonation
tonetic notation
tonetically adverb

Word History

Etymology

tone entry 1 + -etic (in phonetic)

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tonetic was in 1922

Dictionary Entries Near tonetic

Cite this Entry

“Tonetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonetic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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