tonetic

/ (təʊˈnɛtɪk) /

adjective

(of a language) distinguishing words semantically by distinction of tone as well as by other soundsSee tone language

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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Derived forms of tonetic

tonetically, adverb

Word Origin for tonetic

C20: from tone + -etic, as in phonetic
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