Definition of tone unit in English:

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tone unit

noun

Another term for tone group.
Example sentences
  • It places more or less equal stress on all syllables, usually with the final syllable of a tone unit somewhat lengthened.
  • The last prominent syllable in a tone unit is called the tonic syllable.
  • Try imitating this tone unit, making sure that you differentiate between the prominent, and non-prominent syllables.

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