tonetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
to·​net·​ics | \ tō-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce tonetics (audio) \

Definition of tonetics

: the use or study of linguistic tones

First Known Use of tonetics

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tonetics

tonet(ic) + -ics

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27 Jan 2020

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“Tonetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonetics. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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