to·​net·​ics tō-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce tonetics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: the use or study of linguistic tones

Word History


tonet(ic) + -ics

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tonetics was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near tonetics

Cite this Entry

“Tonetics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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