suprasegmental

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

suprasegmental (plural suprasegmentals)

  1. (phonetics) An effect on speech, such as length, stress, tone, and aspiration, that extends over more than one segment of sounds.

Adjective[edit]

suprasegmental (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a suprasegmental.
  2. More than a segment.