Definition of “tone language” - English Dictionary

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“tone language” in British English

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tone languagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtəʊn ˌlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ us /ˈtoʊn ˌlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ specialized

a language in which the same series of sounds can represent different meanings, depending on how high or low they are spoken:

(Definition of “tone language” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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