suprasegmental(redirected from suprasegmentals)
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(Linguistics) linguistics denoting those features of a sound or sequence of sounds that accompany rather than form part of the consecutive segments of a word or sentence, as for example stress and pitch in English
su•pra•seg•men•tal(ˌsu prə sɛgˈmɛn tl)
1. above, beyond, or in addition to a segment.
2. of or pertaining to features of speech, as stress and pitch, that accompany individual speech sounds and may extend over more than one such segmental element.n.
3. a suprasegmental feature.