Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A type of phoneme that occurs in languages that use tone to convey differences in lexical meaning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a phoneme in a language that uses different tones for different meanings.

Etymologies

tone +‎ -eme. (Wiktionary)

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