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subtonic (not comparable)
- (phonetics, dated) Of or pertaining to imperfectly articulated sounds or utterances that are inaudible or barely audible, as characterized by Dr. James Rush (Guide to Pronunciation, 1833).
subtonic (plural subtonics)
- (music) The note immediately below the upper note of a musical scale.
- (phonetics, dated) An imperfectly articulated sound or utterance, as characterized by Dr. James Rush (Guide to Pronunciation, 1833).
- subtonic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “subtonic”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.