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phoneme British & World English

Any of the perceptually distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another, for example p, b, d, and t in the English words pad, pat, bad, and bat

pitch phoneme British & World English

Each of a set of phonemes distinguished by different levels of pitch; (also) each of the recognized levels of pitch, especially a variation in pitch from one syllable to another which affects meaning.