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tone language

noun [C] uk   us   specialized
a language in which the same series of sounds can represent different meanings, depending on how high or low they are spoken: Chinese is a tone language.
Translations of “tone language”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲調語言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声调语言…
(Definition of tone language from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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