tonetic

adjective
to·​net·​ic | \ tō-ˈne-tik How to pronounce tonetic (audio) \

Definition of tonetic

1 : relating to linguistic tones or to tone languages
2 : of or relating to intonation tonetic notation

Other Words from tonetic

tonetically \ tō-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce tonetic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of tonetic

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tonetic

tone entry 1 + -etic (in phonetic)

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tone syllable

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“Tonetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonetic. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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