Definition of tone language in English:

tone language

Line breaks: tone lan|guage

noun

Linguistics
A language in which variations in pitch distinguish different words.
More example sentences
  • The Tlingit language is a tone language that has 24 sounds not found in English.
  • What we needed, then, were real examples of spontaneously written text in a tone language that, like Efik, has no written literary tradition of its own.
  • Krio is non-rhotic, syllable-timed, and a tone language.

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