toneme

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ton·eme

 (tō′nēm)
n.
Any of the phonemes of a tone language by which tone conveys differences in lexical meaning.

toneme

(ˈtəʊniːm)
n
(Linguistics) linguistics a phoneme that is distinguished from another phoneme only by its tone
[C20: from tone + -eme]
toˈnemic adj

ton•eme

(ˈtoʊ nim)

n.
a phoneme in a tone language in which the contrastive feature is tone.
[1920–25]
to•ne′mic, adj.