upstepping

upstepping

(ˈʌpˌstɛpɪŋ)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) the fitting of wheels or tyres with a larger diameter
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) a variant form of upstepped
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Downstepping occurred far more frequently than did upstepping (raised pitch on successive pitch accents), and any upstepping that did occur was very minimal.
The transcription system follows INTSINT (INternational Transcription System for INTonation) developed by Hirst and Di Cristo (1998) for use specifically with French and English, where [A] (Higher) and [B] (Lower) represent pitch points relatively higher or lower than the immediately preceding pitch point; [D] (Downstep) and [E] (Upstep) represent a slight downstepping (lowering) or upstepping (raising) of pitch relative to the preceding point (and are used in this paper to indicate smaller pitch changes than those transcribed as Higher or Lower); and [F] (Top) and [G] (Bottom) represent more extreme high and low values with respect to the speaker's vocal range.

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