Definition of Contour language

1. Noun. A tone language that uses pitch changes.

Generic synonyms: Tonal Language, Tone Language



Lexicographical Neighbors of Contour Language

contortion
contortionate
contortionism
contortionist
contortionistic
contortionists
contortions
contortive
contorts
contortuplicate
contos
contour
contour feather
contour feathers
contour interval
contour language (current term)
contour line
contour lines
contour lines of Owen
contour map
contour sheet
contour tone
contoured
contouring
contourless
contourlet
contourlets
contourné
contours
contra

Literary usage of Contour language

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New York Journal of Medicine by Samuel Smith Purple, Charles Alfred Lee, Henry Daggett Bulkley, Samuel Forry, Stephen Smith (1856)
"... are evidently all derived from one common family—the Malaysian, assimilated to each other in physical contour, language, habits, rites, and ceremonies. ..."

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