tonetics

[ toh-net-iks ]
/ toʊˈnɛt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the phonetic study of tone in language.

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Origin of tonetics

First recorded in 1920–25; tone + (phon)etics

OTHER WORDS FROM tonetics

to·net·ic, adjectiveto·net·i·cal·ly, adverbto·ne·ti·cian [toh-ni-tish-uhn], /ˌtoʊ nɪˈtɪʃ ən/, noun
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