Definition of tone unit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tone unit

BrE BrE//ˈtəʊn juːnɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊn juːnɪt//
(also tone group) (phonetics)
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the basic unit of intonation in a language which consists of one or more syllables with a complete pitch movement
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tone unit